17 Dec How COVID-19 is going to impact office spaces
How COVID-19 is going to impact office spaces, here are our thoughts…
We don’t believe that working from home is going to become the standard. We do believe that working from home is not going to be just a short-term situation for many.
It’s likely that current office set-ups will have to be rethought in terms of space and quality to a certain degree, with pushes towards a safer and more welcoming space for employees, driven by sustainability, technology and demographics. However we believe the need for offices will likely not disappear.
Technology has already undoubtedly become a huge help for people who work from home, many don’t have a separate space from family, pets or household distractions. For us personally we had three children, our dog and a business to run all from home, luckily, we have a separate office space but the strain was felt by everyone, especially the broadband!
Due to the differences in preference for working at home or at an office, we believe companies should invest in spaces and plans that provide for both groups of people. It is likely that there are going to be opportunities to change the way we use buildings and working environments for the better. Will we take them??
A more collaborative relationship between landlords, tenants and local authorities is going to be vital. A start in retail and leisure sectors moving towards performance related rents, the viewing of our town and city centers as living spaces and adapting urban planning to suit this. We believe these may be other ways in which the working world adapts to new issues and changes in the future.
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