The global impact of a remote workforce & workplace
Across the globe our professional and personal lives have been permanently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As restrictions begin to ease, our news feeds, inboxes, and conversations have been overtaken by the buzzword “new normal”. What will be the new normal for the workforce that has been remote working for the last 10 weeks? – will they be commuting to the office or to the kitchen table? At Unispace, we too have been dialoguing, white-boarding, and ideating about the future of the workplace, however to us it’s not this overused “new normal”, its what’s next, what is the next normal?
To help find this out, we conducted a survey of our global clients and got feedback from over 250 global companies on the impact of remote working and what the workplace future holds for these organisations. The survey results shed light on what workplaces of the future will look like and emerging cultural and behavioural trends to be taken into consideration for future office design: