Download: Flexible Workspace Guide
Over the last 10 years, office design, workspace environments and approaches to work have changed in a big way. As a result of technological advancements, flexible working had become the preferred way of working for many companies even before the pandemic.
In 2020, changes that were already taking place have been accelerated. As teams have been forced to work from home due to the outbreak of COVID-19, many businesses have realised that they can work successfully in a more flexible, or “agile” way. Pre-COVID, many businesses still stuck to the traditional 9-5 way of working; cramming as many desks as possible into an office space, with no real thought given to efficient working, team collaboration or culture. Now, they realise they don’t need to have a desk for every employee to sit at every day. If their team are going to work from home some of the time, either a few days per week or on a rotational basis, it’s not cost-effective or necessary to pay for a full-time traditional lease, where they have to pay to fit out the space, for Wifi, furniture, coffee and a number of other things. Plus, employees are proven to be happier and more productive when they work flexibly; i.e. they are not chained to one desk for set hours every day. This new attitude opens up a lot of opportunities and possibilities for workspace.
In future, people will want to keep this flexibility and the ability to work remotely, but they will also want face-to-face interaction with co-workers, team meetings to bounce ideas off one another, social events, and catch-ups by the coffee machines. These are all important parts of work and it goes without saying that the “office space”, however that will look, isn’t redundant.
Workspace Guide Contents
- The workspace of the past
- What is flexible workspace?
- What kind of workspace do I need? – interactive guide
- Workplace trends driving flexibility
- COVID and workspace
- Why flexible workspace?
- Types of workspace for flexible working
– Serviced office space
– Timeshare office space
– Managed office space
– Hot desking – unlimited and pay-as-you-go
– Dedicated desk
– Virtual office space
– Temporary office space
– Meeting rooms
– Home workstation assessments
- Why Work.Life?
The guide includes an overview of what flexible workspace is and how businesses can make the most of it, as well as some of Work.Life’s flexible workspace solutions, but if you’re looking for more direction, that’s where we can help.
Book a free workspace strategy consultation with one of our team.
On the consultation call, we’ll find out more about your business, ways of working, what you need from a workspace and how often you plan to use a physical workspace.
Based on your workspace requirements, we’ll be able to recommend the best solution or solutions for your needs.