As the challenges of COVID-19 work-from-home lockdowns pass, the future of workspace and employee flexibility is more important than ever.  Throughout the pandemic, we saw the many benefits of working from home come into fruition, from happier more balanced employees to improved globalisation without the monetary and energetically costly travels. However, we also saw the sadness, exhaustion, and frustration associated with the merge of home and work life. So, what’s the solution? Continue to work from home or bring people back to the office? Our answer is simple, both.

Flexible space facilitates the ability for businesses to combine home and office life, with adaptable arrangements suiting employees’ needs to maximise their performance. Businesses moving to a hybrid work model with part office part work-from-home has already increased employee happiness and productivity, ultimately achieving success for the companies as a whole.

The issue of separating work and home life is resolved with coming into the office, yet the time lost to commute each week is less impactful. The need for downtime and slow-paced days is met with days at home, yet the need for human interaction is obtained through being in the office. Not to mention companies are saving considerable amounts of revenue previously wasted on office spaces that didn’t promote happiness or efficiency. Flexible work options have given staff and their teams the ability to prioritise a work-life balance, and employees and companies are reaping the rewards as a result.

As you can see, the solution is quite simple. The pandemic gave us a powerful insight into the human function and maximising these learnings will undoubtedly help your business flourish. Co-working businesses like collective_100 are here to support businesses, making the transition into flexible space seamless.