Working completely from home, completely back to the office or hybrid working: flexibility is expected from buildings in all cases. This is also apparent from the data from Beyond Eyes.
Before the corona crisis, the average use of workplaces and meeting rooms was much higher than during the first lockdown in March 2020. The average use of workplaces fell to 2% and the use of meeting rooms to 7%. During the second lockdown in October 2020, a decrease can also be seen in the use of meeting rooms and to a lesser extent in the use of workplaces.
By contrast, during the most recent easing, in the summer of 2021, the chart shows a slight increase. In particular, the use of meeting rooms increased relatively quickly. The use of workplaces is now around 13% and the use of meeting rooms around 27%. In addition, the data from Beyond Eyes shows that existing spaces are being rearranged to better facilitate things like hybrid meetings, but also to reduce the costs of managing and using workplaces. The office is now often about coming together instead of working effectively.
But the big question here is: how do you ensure that your building can continuously change with the activities, wishes and needs of your employees? And how many workplaces and meeting rooms do you need to be able to switch between different occupations? Are more meeting places needed now that the function of the office has changed? In short: what is the need and what is needed to facilitate an optimal building?
The answer is simple: it is very important that informed decisions are made based on hard data and facts. Only then can you facilitate a building that can change with the wishes, needs and activities of your employees. In this way you facilitate an optimal office for your employees and you save high costs in areas such as square meters and energy.
Schedule a no-obligation appointment now to discuss the options for your building.