The Covid-19 pandemic has inevitably disrupted our personal and professional lives. In particular, companies have been forced to change work dynamics and adopt remote work; allowing us to freely organise our time, deciding when and where to work.
But how will this change affect the future of the office?
Offices have always been considered a necessary place for productivity and work relationships. But the pandemic made us perceive work from a different perspective, showing us that offices are not essential for the company’s profitability and success. Therefore, inevitably the future of the office will never be the same. It will be more flexible and will rely more on technology and results: what we do, and the results we obtain will be more important than the physical place where we work.
The home office will become an integral part of our “new normal”. As a result, companies will need to adopt increasingly innovative technologies and work culture to support remote working more efficiently.
Nowadays, several companies are considering continuing with remote work. According to research by Gartner, around 74% of companies are planning to switch to a remote job permanently. This choice will bring various advantages, including lower expenses, greater productivity, greater commitment and a better balance between professional and private life.
But don’t worry, the office will not become a thing of the past! They will always remain a pillar of the work system and will only be revolutionised. The working spaces will be transformed to encourage collaboration and prioritise co-working. So, our “new normal” will not necessarily be a world without offices, but a world where we will focus on work instead of the location.