Office Space Optimization in the Post-covid Era

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Last updated on July 13th, 2022 at 10:07 am

Hot desking is a relatively new approach to workplace organization. Many studies show that employees enjoy working remotely and are reluctant to go back to the office, just like they did before the Covid-19 pandemic. It seems that hybrid work is a happy medium that encourages employers to invest in office space optimization.

Hot desking as a way to optimize your office rental expenses

Hot desking is nothing but the flexibility to choose a particular workspace in the office. Hybrid work means that the selection of days of work in and out of the office are up to the employee. Thanks to it, people can decide whether to come to the office on a given day or work from home. This change in attitude towards work has led to lower demand for office space. Since statistically half of the employees work from home, why should you pay for renting rooms with empty desks? As a consequence, many companies decide to focus on office space optimization, because it can help them save a lot of money.

Determine office space occupancy and utilization with beacons

Reducing workstations is a good direction that can help you decrease operational costs. However, before you decide to introduce hot desking in your office, you must first identify the desks and rooms that are unused. Beacons can help you with this by automatically recognizing the occupied workstations and pointing out those that you can safely get rid of. Moreover, BLE technology makes it possible to estimate the employees’ demand for the office space. Without a shadow of a doubt, we can state that this demand is smaller than before the pandemic. Now you need to determine how big the difference is.

Office space optimization as a way to make your employees more efficient and effective

If you have concerns about the impact of this change on employees’ efficiency and well-being, don’t worry – it’s natural and completely understandable. Hot desking and office space optimization assumes that employees don’t have their own fixed place where they sit and work.

However, it’s worth mentioning the advantages of this approach. It eliminates physical barriers between employees, which facilitates teamwork and unlocks new opportunities to be creative. An environment where employees can literally see each other’s computer screens definitely encourages innovation, and cooperation.

The takeaway

A reasonable approach to office space optimization can yield real savings and increase employees’ efficiency. While it’s hard to decide what should be changed at first, thanks to BLE technology, this process gets quick and can bring numerous benefits to your business.

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