Over the past two decades, employers’ and real estate developers’ choice of office space has been informed by different considerations. Most recently, there has been a lot of focus on employee productivity and wellbeing, which has heavily influenced the look and feel of today’s office.
The global outbreak of COVID-19 is a challenging time for individuals, businesses and governments, exposing the inefficiencies within well-oiled processes. But it can also be seen as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and emerge from this crisis fully prepared to embrace a new way of working.
In 2019, the office space sector continued undergoing a steady transformation in the UK and the rest of the world. According to a recent Savills report, flexible office space operators have increased their market share in the City of London from 12 percent to 26 percent since 2018.
Traditionally, when career-driven women, be that entrepreneurs or senior leaders of businesses, have looked to start families, they have often said goodbye to their careers. The workplace has been inflexible and incapable of reconciling both home and work lives.
Productivity is vital to keep a company thriving and, much like breathing, when all is going well you probably don’t even think about it. Many businesses put emphasis on growing profitability, yet in order to get the best from your team, you first need to address what what drives them.
For some, office Christmas parties are the highlight of the year, while others would do anything within their power to avoid an evening of forced fun and team bonding. As the definition of the workplace has significantly evolved with companies and employees opting for more flexible working arrangements, it may seem like the concept of a Christmas get-together has become obsolete. Despite that, the office Christmas party still serves as an excellent opportunity to engage with employees and potential business partners.