We often get asked how we view returning to the office. Tricky to answer that. There is no one solution that works for everyone. What variants do we see coming through a lot:
Everyone goes back to the office and as soon as possible everything goes back to the way it was.
An understandable train of thought. However, the home working time has also taught us that for some activities it was really nice not to be disturbed by a colleague at your desk. It increases the chance of mistakes because you are distracted. How do you take the space at the office to be able to work without distraction? Here too, Markant offers solutions. Think of call cells and concentration workstations.
Partly back to the office, partly at home.
The most talked about form right now. Only, how? We hear variants with fixed office days, fixed office weeks, but also companies that leave whether or not to come to the office entirely up to the employee. Various terms come to mind: Hybrid working, the office as a clubhouse, flex spaces, you name it. What I think is most important is that coming to the office must add something. Do you want to concentrate on something? Then you can do that perfectly well at home. If you want to brainstorm with a team, the office is more convenient. Where we used to give activity-based working a place in the office, now the whole world is an office.
We now see an increasing need for meeting places at the office. Offices should be fun to go to and should offer the space to come together. In a variety of ways. Spaces set up for video meetings, brainstorming rooms, coffee corners, these places within the office are now getting full attention.
So in many cases, the office becomes a clubhouse. With spaces to meet formally and informally. Spaces for exercise and relaxation. Spaces for concentrated work, spaces for working together.
Our interior design consultants would be happy to think along with you. We are happy to visit you.
Or visit us in our clubhouse!