The office of the future must be an inspiring physical space that facilitates communication, cooperation and collaboration in order to encourage employees to come into the office, according to the latest case study by our Member, The Executive Centre.
Modern technology and globalised communication systems have allowed us to become a more agile and mobile workforce, and these trends have accelerated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The workforce culture today is increasingly championing flexible working practices as the Future of Work, leading to a shift for multinational corporates towards adopting a flexible work culture through an extensive review and analysis of their portfolio and employee needs.
The case study reviews the learnings and provides a roadmap for other organisations that realise the value of flexibility but find it challenging to create an architecture to empower change.
One of the key learnings is that for companies to successfully transition towards flexible working practices, they need to understand their business requirements and priorities first, as there is no one-size-fits-all solution. They must also interview and collaborate with their employees extensively, conduct research to make informed decisions, seek external consultations from multiple industry partners, and understand where their operations need to be geographically and how the occupants will use that space.
While the company approach must be tailored, there were three factors that all companies should consider in their workplace strategy:
- Digital; and
As people will be coming into the workplace to perform activities that they cannot do at home, office design will become one that facilitates communication, cooperation and collaboration.
With an increasing demand to work flexibly and remotely, technology and digitalisation of workflows will play a pivotal role in enabling day to day productivity.
As the office will become a place where employees choose to work from, greater incentives will be needed to attract people into the office.
As a solution, flexible workspaces provide ready-to-use, fully-furnished and serviced workspaces for the headcount that’s needed at hand. This ability to scale up or down or move locations at relatively short notice is a highly intelligent way for companies to address their workspace requirements.
Download The Future Of Work Roadmap Whitepaper for more insights and best practices.
About The Executive Centre
The Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 135+ centres in 32 cities and 14 countries. Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first-class Private and Shared Offices, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business’ needs.
FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE AUSTRALIA
Flexible Workspace Australia is the peak body for coworking and flexible workspace providers and partners across all cities and regions of Australia.