Those predicting we’d all be back in the office full time by now were probably wrong. Hybrid environments are here to stay, as a new study from HealthEquity, via Forbes, shows employees prefer to work from home at least 3 days a week.
Does that mean businesses need to reevaluate their commercial real estate footprint? Not at all! In fact, now is the time to look at how that space is allocated. As employees return to the office, studies show they show up for a purpose. They’ll connect with colleagues for a meeting, or share coffee with someone on a project. Collaboration, according to Harvard Business Review, positively improves company culture. This results in increased demand for meeting spaces big and small.
As you begin to look at how your space is allocated, you need to consider if your technology meets today’s demands and allows you to communicate effectively and efficiently. Four walls, a table, and a whiteboard don’t cut it in today’s collaborative business environment.
Employee satisfaction surveys report record high feelings of burn out, anxiety, and an increased disconnection to their work and colleagues. An indefinite work from home model is losing the luster of the early days of the pandemic. People are inherently social and, crave interaction for fulfillment.
Collaborative meeting room solutions can help bridge the divide between the pre-pandemic office, and the evolving hybrid environment. As employee tendencies change, their workplaces should change with them.
That’s where JUMPSTART ROOMS come in. Is your HR department bringing in Kathy from accounting via Zoom? Why not pull those in-office together in a JUMPSTART MEET ROOM? Promote team bonding while fostering a sense of togetherness in your organization.
What does this mean for the office? More collaborative environments. Meeting rooms with the latest technology can be part of the solution.