With lockdown lifting and easing of the restrictions in several parts of the world people are very much ready to get back to work and to the office. But after what happened in the past one and half years it can not just go back to the way it was. There are going to be some changes in the office this year. So how will the office look in a post-pandemic world?
The director at Autumn Communications helped her New York office implement a shared workstation system. With clients that include Amazon, Instacart, and Goldbelly, the PR agency doubled in size during the pandemic. But adhering to Covid guidelines with just 27 desks for 45 employees required some coordination.
However, the problem arises when there is a stark difference between a few of the people. Some people would want to work from home, and others might be itching to go back to their office space. It all depends on personal preference and nature to a person to be honest, and there is nothing we can do about it. People are bound to have different opinions in a situation.
Post-pandemic, most employees still want to work from home, at least part of the time, rather than commute five days a week. Some even said that they would consider switching jobs if their company returned to fully on-site work.
To that point, 30% of employees would prefer to work remotely in some capacity and would look for another remote or hybrid job elsewhere if their current employer doesn’t give them the option, according to a survey of human resource professionals in June by the Society for Human Resource Management.
“As we move toward flexible work schedules and we move toward folks working different times and different days, the primary advantage is that workspaces don’t need to be as big to accommodate everyone,” Dooley said.