It is amusing how COVID19 is referring to the year of 2019, as it indeed was the first time we heard of the virus, yet it has already passed 2020 and its effect on the whole world will carry on for the next few years – if not forever. We can all agree that having to adapt to a new way of working has been speeding up the process of change some of us were waiting for, but have not yet had the opportunity to start.
The mandatory home office isn’t easy on companies like ours, offering furnished offices as well as desks and meeting rooms in our newly built office. We will be honest– it has been quiet here in regards to empty spaces, but it doesn’t end here, it only starts now.
New business models have developed and someone who is sitting on a great idea right now has the best opportunities to start a new business. Big corporations gave up their huge office spaces and often ended up moving their employees in their homes, for them to work from the kitchen table. However, remote working is more than just a sofa or empty chairs at a café: it’s a new movement.
For new businesses, focusing on competence and outsourcing will eventually be the only way to go. Big companies will find that allowing their team members to meet in flexible office areas are much worth giving up their main offices: Giving their employees the freedom and flexibility to let go of a fix working area, yet escaping the walls they had been trapped inside for the past year. When all this happens, is when we come into play.