The pandemic had a significant effect on all facets of society. Besides bringing normal life to a grinding halt, it forced nearly all businesses to adopt a new working model. From working in the office to working from home, nearly every company had to change the way they operated.
While industry leaders wasted no time safeguarding their employees’ wellbeing, it is now time for them to shift focus. It took all of the past year for professionals to build home offices and maintain productivity. But now, the focus is on readjusting businesses to utilize the spaces that have sat vacant for a year now.
Businesses are executing short-term fixes to boost workers’ confidence. For this, they are reducing the number of employees in the office at one time to ensure hygiene and social distancing protocols are at the heart of the physical office planning.
Right now, we see offices across the world distributing offices and rotating workdays for their staff.
Organizations are beginning to reconstruct how they work and identify segments that will do well in remote working. Hence, they are making decisions regarding the roles employees have to carry out in person and the degree the company requires.
Here are the classifications that are determining which employee segments will attend work and which will work remotely:
Many businesses around the world are repurposing their office space. They are renting out their space for on-site facilities such as childcare and education, real estate, etc. The pandemic may have accelerated the trend of working from home but has come with certain drawbacks, the biggest of which are idle spaces.
We see more offices converting into healthcare, childcare, and education facilities because these seem to be the need of the hour. As people worldwide slowly resume a normal life, they have to attend work physically and are looking for safer options to entrust their kids with.
A good option currently for utilizing vacant and substantial office spaces in converting them into facilities, rent would ensure some form of return for the companies. It would make life easier for parents and others in maintaining a safe distance around them as they attend work.
The pandemic forced industry leaders around the world to take immediate actions in repurposing their working models. As they had to adapt to working from home to ensure everyone’s safety and while business operations continued somehow, the office spaces remained vacant.
2021 appears to be the year businesses will readjust and capitalize their spaces. If you need a space or are looking for ways to adjust how your business’s office space is being used, Contact Quinn & Associates today!