The idea below is one of the 20+ ideas from our 2022 Workplace Experience Ideabook (which you can download here). Today's idea comes from Margulies Perruzzi's Janet Morra at M discusses the changing environment of the physical office space.
Janet Morra, Principal and Partner, Margulies Perruzzi
The workplace is an important physical asset where a high degree of ingenuity and productivity is enabled. That's why Margulies Perruzzi launched its first workplace strategy research in 2016, drawing on more than two decades of working with countless companies to help them create optimal work environments.
Research continued, and in early 2020 when the world as we knew it changed, we shifted our focus to examine the ramifications of COVID-19 on physical work environments and their occupants. Since then, we have published five reports addressing the future of the workplace.
Among the challenges that owners and facility managers can look forward to are changes in workplace utilization rates, safety protocols, and use of technology for collaboration; management of a reduced in-person population due to hybrid work; and restoration of employee engagement and culture.
The shape of future office environments will be largely determined by three factors: the ability of company leaders to direct and manage change; the subsequent development of organization-wide policies concerning hybrid work, safety, and occupancy; and the financial implications of those policies on facility decisions. A successful transition from the peak pandemic work-from-home scenario to a return-to-office scenario will require a spectrum of expertise and depend heavily on corporate agility and flexibility.
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