The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented human and humanitarian challenges.
Across industries, leaders will use the lessons from this large-scale work-from- home experiment to reimagine how work is done— and what role offices should play—in creative and bold ways. The „Office Nouveau“. PSV is on the forefront, advising its landlord clients to apply this concept to ther office spaces.
CHANGING ATTITUDES ON THE ROLE OF THE OFFICE
Before the pandemic, the conventional wisdom had been that offices were critical to productivity, culture, and winning the war for talent. Companies competed intensely for prime office space in major urban centers around the world, and many focused on solutions that were seen to promote collaboration.
During the pandemic, however, many people have been surprised by how quickly and effectively technologies for videoconferencing and other forms of digital collaboration were adopted. For many, the results have been better than imagined.
Though Home Office will continue to play a certain role going forward, employers will need to focus on creating a life-work balance climate at the office of the future. Emphasis will be given to larger lounge areas, individual working stations, sheltered spaces for phone calls or intimate meetings, larger floor to ceiling windows, terraces to take breaks but also entertain clients. In addition facilities might include on site personal gyms, kindergartens, chill rooms and recreation facilities. Large kitchens and cafe facilities on premisses. State of the art IT platforms and built to suit interior decorations round up this picture of the « Office Nouveau » delivering work and life balance to employees in the office space of the future.
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