COVID has permanently changed the way we live and work. As we look around at our own city’s empty retail, coffees shops, office and workspaces, we have all been forced to rethink the way we live and do business. Some are realising that this is an opportunity to create a new way of life and finding alternate ways to use these untapped resources and monetize them through technology driven platforms.
Whether you’ve got a single unused conference room or an office space for rent, unused space is going to waste in your workplace. Don’t pay for what you’re not using. Instead, find a way to transform it into a valuable addition to your office. Research has suggested that every desk is only fully utilized for around 45 percent of the time. Over the past 30 years, the U.S. has added about 2 billion square feet of office space to its existing stock, most of which today’s highly mobile workforce no longer needs, at least not as a permanent home.
In the new reality, some companies have already announced that they plan on allowing employees to work remotely permanently. And others are considering a hybrid model implementing partial flexible work and remote work options that will allow workers to work from home or a coworking space or coffee shop some days of the week.