Over two thirds of business invest in office spaces before employees return to work
Many offices have been left vacant over the past year with the majority of employees working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, as restrictions begin to ease, many companies are now turning their focus to bringing employees back into the workplace. As such, it has been reported that over two thirds of business in the UK have decided to invest in their offices to rejuvenate them in time for their employees return.
As part of the upgrades, many businesses are requesting to incorporate more green areas into their offices including the use of green walls. The idea behind this is to create a more relaxing environment, as green walls are being associated closely with nature which helps to relax the brain. In addition to this, many businesses are also requesting more breakout spaces to be included in order to make the offices as modern as possible. Not surprisingly, businesses must now also consider hybrid working arrangements and thus making the offices more functional to the ‘new normal’ is a priority, which is being achieved by the use of more booths for phone and video calls.
It is therefore clear that many businesses in the UK want to create a positive and welcoming work environment for their employees, to ensure there is a smooth transfer for them when they return to the office in the near future. With 65% of public sector organisations and 55% of private businesses saying that they will permanently move to hybrid working – a mix of remote and office-based work, if you feel that you need to review how your employees will return to the office, and develop a policy to suit, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.