The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on how businesses operate has been significant – widespread temporary brick-and-mortar office closures, social distancing and limited staff numbers on-site for those businesses that have been able to stay operational are just some of the adjustments that have been made as businesses try to adapt to new working protocols.
The situation has forced a raft of innovations and agile working practices as teams have been quick to adopt video conferencing tools, flexible working hours, smaller and more flexible working spaces and other changes to ‘usual working practices’ to help keep their businesses as operational as possible during the crisis.
But in reality, what Covid-19 has done is accelerate certain aspects of a process that was already underway. The days of businesses needing or wanting a big, imposing HQ building that costs huge amounts to rent or own, has numerous wasted spaces and is normally inconveniently situated for the majority of staff are in decline.
Similarly, work-life balance has become a core part of many employee’s priorities – in exchange for a diligent approach to tasks within an outcome-based performance measurement system, employees expect their employer to apply a flexible, considerate approach to working conditions.
This shift towards a better work/life balance, evidence that agile and flexible working practices improve productivity and lower cost, and constantly improving technologies that enhance remote connectivity and working have seen more and more businesses evolve away from the static model towards an agile approach.
But what are the key considerations you need to make when setting up your business’s agile approach for the current situation, and beyond 2020? Here are some specific questions you need to consider to kickstart your agile approach the right way…
Fortunately, Officescape is here to help you set up your on-site premises to support the full spectrum of your agile working approach.
Get in touch with one of our consultants today to find out how we can help you set your office up for maximum flexibility, intelligently-designed collaborative working spaces and quiet zones and more to maximise employee health, wellbeing and productivity.
Call us on 01223 581 185 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.