What changes can we expect in future workspace
We have seen a fair share of workspace changes happening around the globe in the year 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While technology has been the key force behind these trends in the past, we think that cultural shifts and millennial attitudes will majorly influence the upcoming changes around the workspace.
We have seen offices constantly evolving from cubicle farms of the 80s to the flexible workspaces of 2000s. Every change is implemented by an ever-broadening mindset and constant developments in technology.
REIMAGINING THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY
We are scripting a new future with every new innovation and breakthrough. It has been observed that in the past decade itself technology has greatly impacted the perception around workspace by shifting focus exclusively on increasing quality, reducing costs, and enhancing scalability.
This has led to the booming of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, automation, and virtual reality. So without further ado, let’s dive in and explore what changes we can expect in future workspaces:
Automation is easing our journey into the new normal. Companies happily warming up to this idea has led many to believe that the new future will be nothing short of a sci-fi movie, but with practical applications. Besides offering a conducive environment, it is imperative that workspaces also adopt safe practices, which fall under the purview of technology and automation.
“The idea behind SkootrOne app was to enable a single platform offering a plethora of value-added services and office management features to save on the time and effort which is otherwise involved in the execution of regular office management and associated requests.” Abhay Panjiyar IT-Head, Skootr.
From sliding doors open to auto check-ins to a plethora of other features, the app takes automation to a whole new level.
De-Densification To Become The New Norm
There is a good reason why cubicles disintegrated into open spaces. While the debate is rife if they’ll make a comeback, the trend suggests otherwise.
The need to de-densify has been on the radar of companies for a very long time.
The pandemic has just triggered a chain reaction that is pointing us in the direction of a new, sustainable and agile premium workspace that allows companies to optimise and scale, seamlessly.
Social Distance Will Be The Key
Facilitating the return to the office is the first step in guaranteeing a safe workspace. The next step comes in the form of ensuring that it stays that way.
Skootr responded to the situation by introducing guidelines under its ‘Six is the Fix‘ concept, which ensured strict adherence across its different properties. This rule is expected to manifest to its full capacity, thereby becoming a crucial part of every workspace in India.
Emergence Of Shared Economy Spaces
With over 53% of employees saying they value flexibility in working from different locations, companies are now considering downsizing their workspaces and leasing them to other businesses.
With Skootr’s ‘Reverse Office‘ model, companies can now seamlessly downsize and share the profits. All this is possible with a simple restructure that helps them maximise the assets to a fuller extent rather than remaining idle and consuming energy.
The need to redefine, reimagine and restructure office spaces is sweeping the commercial real estate industry. Companies have to widen their horizon and work towards creating a safe and conducive environment that’s ready for the new normal in every way possible.