Workspace has changed forever with Covid fast-tracking the already emerging trend towards a world of hybrid working.
Flexible remote working, the rise of virtual and hybrid communication and employee wellbeing have now become central to the way we think about the future of our office or workplace.
The future workplace needs to be a destination for a world of hybrid working and virtual communication. An agile workspace with less desking and more focus on tech-enabled spaces for collaboration, teamwork, meetings, training and events.
Whether it means reducing your real estate, office relocation, office refurbishment or moving to a hub-and-spoke model, we can help you define and deliver high-performance workspaces for the future.
Employees want a hybrid (part office/part home) approach to work
Data from WKspace
Employees say their preference for meetings will be virtual or hybrid
Employees said they are considering changing jobs in the next 12 months
Employees want to return to the office for collaborative work
Employees feel their mental wellbeing has suffered working at home during the pandemic
The 4 Key Drivers for Change in the Future Workplace
Extensive collaboration and research from thousands of business leaders around the UK and the globe show that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the top of our agenda 4 key influencers on our future working model and our future office.
Alongside this, a 5th major driver for change, sustainability, is already a priority and embracing hybrid working not only increases our efficiency and staff productivity but it reduces our travel and accelerates the reduction of our carbon footprint towards our carbon neutral objective.
85% of staff want the option to work from home some or all of the time.
Virtual and hybrid communication is here to stay
Hygiene in the workplace is of paramount importance
Business leaders see employee wellbeing as their #1 future challenge
The Future (Now) workspace – what’s changing?
More collaborative and social zones for teamwork & interaction that is best face-to-face and for social communication.
Virtual and Hybrid communication spaces - high-tech virtual or hybrid communication spaces ensuring that physical and remote attendees feel equally and engaged – see our Zenconnect virtual communication spaces
Less fixed desks – the data tells us that the desk to person ratio is moving down from typically 0.7 to 0.3 desks per person with more hot desking and agile working.
Event hubs and training spaces – events spaces and presentation suites with high tech virtual or mixed reality technology, reducing travel, hospitality and offsite event costs – with our zenconnect teleport pods we can even teleport your key people into your presentation space from elsewhere in the world using virtual reality technology!
More focus on employee wellbeing – wellbeing spaces and facilities such as showers, sleeping pods, gyms, lounge areas and quiet spaces are becoming increasingly important
Hybrid working is now becoming accepted as the new sustainable way of working for companies across the globe - combining working from home with working from the office, ensuring employee needs are balanced with the goals of the company and ensuring the company culture and vision, staff productivity and staff wellbeing are all maintained in an effective way. This also enables companies to significantly reduce their carbon footprint with less travelling and a more sustainable office.
What hybrid working will mean for every company will be different, and for forward-thinking organisations, how this looks for every team will also be unique based on their individual role, their needs and how they can operate most productively whilst maintaining a work vs life balance.
We know that 97% of employees that want to work from home full time are introverts and 93% of employees that want to return to the office full time are extroverts. Open and transparent communication, a high-trust environment and a culture of empathy will be critical factors in a successful hybrid working culture.