The pandemic forced almost every organization around the world to review their work practices and revisit policies. New routines and reassessing what’s possible quickly moved to the top of the agenda and in many ways, we’re still learning how future work arrangements will look. For many employees and employers, return to work planning still carries a host of uncertainties. Work from anywhere also arose as a new option, giving companies and staff plenty to think about when considering the future of office work.
Recent discussions at a roundtable with experts in the ergonomic industry made Kensington realize that every office will be different in the future. As companies adopted new work routines and sent most of their staff home, it quickly became clear that office real estate was a major expense that didn’t really justify the cost. One of the key differences (according to the experts) is moving to more hybrid office arrangements. Hoteling and shared office spaces can help lower costs, ensure the workforce remains productive, and accommodate any sudden changes or shifts in working arrangements.