Since we all shifted to working from home I have been wondering; what will cities and offices look like in the future and what will our homes become if this becomes the ‘new normal’.
I’m fascinated to see what will happen to the world of work when we are gradually allowed back outside and back to work. This article was shared on LinkedIn this week and I wasn’t surprised to read that 74% of the CEOs surveyed plan to move 5% of their workforce to permanently home based.
Over the next few weeks I’ll be exploring this in more detail. What are the implications for our definition of discretionary spend? What does it mean for the rhythm of the organisation? How does it impact our need for community and third space?
While some of this more flexible and home working approach works for some, it doesn’t work for everyone. So, if you’re a CEO and an MD looking at how this will impact how you work, and importantly how you can shift workers to home more permanently to reduce costs – here are some things to consider:
So, if you’re looking at how things will change, what your office will be and how home working is so efficient and productive for some. Please take time to speak to people, individually, to find out how it is for them. Don’t make decisions without the data and don’t assume this is ok for everyone just because it is ok for the few.