EVER thought of becoming a space hopper? Well, business owners might consider downsizing on office space if they want to thrive and survive in the future. Making changes to the workplace, and becoming a hybrid organisation, with a mix of working styles and attitudes, is thought to be the way forward .
With offices half empty at any one time, with holidays, external appointments and those working from home responsible for that, now could be the time to think about reducing the size of your office, and therefore rental costs. Those costs are considered one of the top three biggest outlays for a busines to cope with. And with the introduction of lap tops, less space for technology is required. It all adds up to smaller premises being a preferred option for some, with working from home, or out in the field, becoming more prevalent.
There has to be a balance though, with business centres needed to let staff interact and for bosses to have the chance to see and motivate their staff. And it’s not just the younger ‘digitally advanced’ generation who matter. The older, more experienced employee may work in less advanced ways and yet they also have to be included in a company’s thinking. So, can you mix it? Are you incorporating change? If not, the question then becomes, why not?