Post-pandemic workplace trends address the needs of employees for more flexibility, collaboration and socialization. The COVID-19 pandemic was a global wakeup call to change how we work and where we do it. It revealed many new ways of working and has created the need for an even wider range of flexible workspaces that allow us to feel engaged, inspired and energized. No matter how many zoom calls or virtual meetings we conduct, it can never replace the warmth of human connection. By brainstorming ideas to sharing experiences or enjoying tea breaks – that’s how people bond with each other, that’s how relationships are strengthened and communities built.
When teams do come together, it is important for companies to provide environments that boost employee health and well-being, encourage collaboration and foster creativity and a sense of belonging.
Here are some workplace designing trends redefining work-life balance in post pandemic world:
A more mobile, hybrid workplace is a key factor in creating a high-performing culture and building both employee engagement and satisfaction. Clustered workstations are not at all preferable for employees since everyone is concerned about maintaining social distancing. Office designs should be spacious enough so that employees can feel safe knowing appropriate social distancing norms have been maintained. Also, the floor plan should avoid obstruction or columns that will allow employees to move freely.
Companies who are seeking to maintain high performance levels beyond the pandemic, focus on the core elements of a workplace that impact both productivity and worker experience – privacy is one of them. There is a rapid acceleration in interest for more sustainable approaches to design, which is supported by moves toward more modest, distributed office space and greater employee choice over when and where they work. Instead of conference rooms, people can collaborate or interact in open-air sit outs within the premises. A commercial property for sale on EM Bypass is offering such features to attract employees back to office.
- Assigned seating:
We must now anticipate the concerns of employees about proximity, cleanliness, and well-being in addition to maximizing workspace utilization. People will be hesitant to share a desk in unassigned seating configurations. Assigned desk for each employee will be highly favoured as most people will be hesitant to share their workstation with anyone. Flexible office unit is a great tool for efficient space management and improved productivity.
- Health & wellness:
When it comes to designing the workplace, health & wellbeing should be the top priority. The tough times of COVID-19 have brought some pressure on the business heads to change their design patterns of handling employees’ health and wellbeing. Since employees have experienced and adapted to the comfort and flexibility of home environment, employers must work hard to establish that work-life balance. A baby care room for new moms, open terrace, executive lounge are prominent amenities for modern-day workplaces. An upcoming office building off EM Bypass is offering such features that provides convenience, better access to the outdoors and environmental adjustability – perfect to suit the lifestyle of the employees.