2020 proved to us that life never turns out how we expect. While we’ve all done a decent job pivoting our lives to fit into this new normal, there’s no reason to think norms will stop changing. We may not know much about what’s to come in the new year, but we do know people are eager to get back to their comfortable routines. One staple of day-to-day living is going into the office. Here’s how commercial offices will change as people begin to return to work:
Revisit the Co-Op Layout
The movement towards collaborative workspaces may be a thing of the past. While we love the concept of shared seating areas, spots to mingle and community kitchens, it may not be popular in a post-COVID world.
Most employees’ primary concern is their health and their family’s safety. Because of this, individual and sanitary workspaces take top priority. Consider glass-walled contemporary workspaces to meet the needs of your team.
Split Schedules for Employees Allow for a Smaller Footprint
Many medium-to-small businesses are contemplating the idea of flexible schedules. Whether that means working from home every other day or giving team members the flexibility to make their own schedule, companies no longer need multi-story spaces.
Consider the design impact you can make when you focus on half the square footage. Higher-end features like sanitation equipment and a fully-stocked wet bar (with or without booze, that’s your call, bossman!) are affordable when your operating costs are lower.
Focus on the Three Cs of Business
Communication, creativity and collaboration are still crucial features of any successful business. Every respected business owner and manager strives to foster these traits amongst their team. Certain aspects of your office’s design contribute to the success of your team.
Pops of bright color around the space encourages creativity, while strategically placed furniture improves communication and collaboration. Partner with a company like ARC Construction to transform your space into something you, your team and customers will love.
Explore these Ideas and More When You Partner with ARC
Our team at ARC is comprised of hard-working, honest, skilled craftsmen who are eager to serve business owners around Jacksonville. If you’d like to change the look of your office as we enter the new year, ARC is here to help.
From simple renovations to large-scale transformations, it’s our job to take your commercial space to the next level. Contact us today to chat about your goals.