More and more companies are bringing their employees back into the office, but it’s undeniable that the way we work has changed drastically throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. While remote work has become extremely popular among employees, many companies are reaching a compromise with a hybrid office model. This allows certain employees to come in on scheduled days while working from home throughout the rest of the week, and it’s advantageous for many reasons—including that companies can now downsize their office space and reduce overhead.
Tips for Planning Your Hybrid Workspace
Of course, creating a hybrid office space can be easier said than done. How do you get there? Read on to learn more.
Invest in Hybrid Office Furniture
Making changes to the way your office is furnished is an important step in the right direction. In a hybrid environment, assigned desks may be a thing of the past as a trend called “flex desking” emerges. Essentially, with fewer employees in the office at once, less furniture is needed and companies can make a handful of desks available to any employees working in the office on a given day. Therefore, replacing much of your existing furniture with hybrid office furniture pieces like modular workstations, modular office desks, and private office cubicles will give your company the ability to accommodate a flexible in-office staff.
Be Mindful of Your Office Layout
As you remove and rearrange office furniture, you may find that you have more open space to work with. You can convert this into employee lounge areas, meeting spaces, or even collaborative open workstations that bring employees together without the sight of dozens of empty desks.
Listen to Employees’ Feedback
No one knows what working in your office is like better than your employees do. This is why getting their feedback on how your hybrid office furniture, technology, and schedules are working for them (and what could improve) is crucial to maintaining a workspace that works for everyone.
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Companies in and near Memphis, Tennessee, count on WorkPlace Furniture to provide them with top-of-the-line hybrid office furniture and space planning services that can take the headache out of evolving your office. Contact us today to learn more.