As we have all rapidly become accustomed to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to forget that this will eventually change. This is not the end of the office, although its function and form are going to change in response to new pressures as they always have. Offices will adapt to be more about coming together and collaborating and less about space for individual work. Activities that have to take place in the office will, but there is likely to be a component of remote working retained in the future office. At UnWork we have found that most companies are likely to have a certain proportion of employees working remotely roughly 2-3 days per week.
This will cause a huge change in the amount and types of spaces required by users and consequently, a significant change to the amount of space required by organisations as they move back into their offices with a significant proportion of the workforce working several days per week from home. Many will re-evaluate their real estate portfolios as they begin to realise that previously underutilised offices will now be sitting practically empty.
This article will examine how a typical future office could look with different proportions of the workforce working for 2.5 days from home. This represents a sensible mid-point between the estimates that we have been observing. The models this article will examine are:
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