THE FUTURE OF OFFICES POST-PANDEMIC
Office Furniture Resources, a certified Woman Owned Business, has served the office furniture market since 1991. With our longevity, we have witnessed and adapted to the changes in the marketplace of office environments many times over. We have the experience your business needs to understand how to best move your workplace forward post-pandemic Important macro trends that we have noticed in office spaces are:
THE TOP REASONS PEOPLE WANT TO RETURN TO THE OFFICE:
- Connect with colleagues
- Reconnect to the organization and shared purpose
DESIGN FOR PRODUCTIVITY
Employees are itching for more productive environments. During the pandemic, working from home caused engagement to decline 14% and productivity dropped 12% among employees, especially employees who disliked working from home.
The top three things people say they want from their office are:
- to collaborate with others effectively
- easier access to tools and resources
- the ability to focus
People want a better experience in which they can easily shift between group and solo work in both physical and digital environments.
DESIGN SAFER WORKPLACES
Employees are move concerned with their safety upon returning to work, with behavioral strategies such as mask-wearing and social distancing in place, as well as changes to the built environment to help reduce the spread of diseases and illnesses. We have created a Safer Spaces Solutions Guide to help you navigate the future of office furniture.
DESIGN TO INSPIRE
People need inspiration, they want to feel a part of something meaningful. The top two reasons people want to be back in the office are to connect with colleagues and feel a sense of shared purpose with the organization. The workplace an intentionally foster meaningful interactions and signal that change and adaptation are part of the culture and something to be embraced.
DESIGN FOR FLEXIBILTY
Historically designed for permanence, buildings and offices have been dominated by fixed architecture, power and furniture. Going forward, organizations will offer more places that can adapt easily, and respond quickly to changing business circumstances. Workplaces need to embrace multi-use spaces for various types of activities. Furnishings much easily move to allow spaces to adapt quickly.
Office Furniture Resources has multiple solutions that fit within the spectrum of office needs post-pandemic. From space planning to furniture to labor and services, we can assist you today to meet the needs of the new, post-pandemic office.
Download a handy pdf version of this information here: Return to the Office with OFR