Will your London office be adopting a more flexible approach?
The Pandemic has taught us many things about life/work balance, and it seems that CEOs and business owners have started to learn the same thing. Some industries fare better when the office hours are flexible, meaning that people can work from home for the majority of their work life, returning to the office when needed for more collaborative projects.
For those who have been working from home for over a year, you have had time to fine tune your work life. There have been a few ways that people have been improving their efficiency, some of them may seem simple, for example: Don’t wear your pyjamas! Get up, wash and dress, you’ll feel like an efficient human that doesn’t wallow in their own filth. Sounds simple, but basic stuff like that can easily slip when the inexperienced home workers start working from home.
Why has this made a difference, and what stance does your business adopt?
Many companies will be adopting a more flexible approach rather than strictly working from home. People still need to meet up to help create a healthy working environment. Often, working from home can feel like you are working in a self-inflicted silo, as communication with the team is minimal and you are promoted to simply get on with the job.
Therefore many businesses have adopted a more flexible approach. Still providing a space in which people can meet and work, but also giving people the means to work from whichever location they prefer. Working from home doesn’t strictly mean working from home. Coffee shops and public libraries can give the variance needed to keep your brain active, a change of scenery can be inspiring.
Some businesses are keen to adopt this flexible strategy, as it creates a more enthusiastic workforce. It shows that the employer has great trust in their employees, which can be liberating for a team. Keeping a high morale is something that will keep a team working to the best of their ability, especially considering the current climate.
With the new Covid variant making it uncertain if businesses will be open or closed, a flexible strategy also gives assurance to the employer. The business owner will have the knowledge that their team can work from home at any given moment, and on the days that people are working together, it can feel like a novelty, something your team should feel lucky for.
Are office spaces changing?
Short answer, yes. Rather than dedicated desk space, we have seen offices evolve into needing more collaborative spaces. The way we use the office space has certainly changed, therefore office architecture is starting to reflect that.
The office is becoming a place where people come together when needed. Therefore offices can be smaller, but better equipped. Business owners are finding that they can save on space, but then use that money to ensure its workforce is better equipped.
What the future holds for the modern business owner we do not know. But we do know that beautiful London office space will always be needed for a business that wants to keep its team proactive and hard working.
If you are looking to rent some stunning London office space, why not check out our London office rental guide, or get in touch today for a chat about what we can provide.