To office or not to office
We’re not saying don’t work from home (the average ideal work-from-home time has been described as one and a half days per week) but we are saying it’s important to recognise the value of working in a well-structured and designed office space; one with the privacy employees need (which boosts job performance), the open plan when they feel like the spontaneous powwow (which helps them collaborate and fosters a sense of ‘organisational mission’), and one that allows the freedom to move around and find their flow. During this time, office spaces that provide multiple work areas also allow employees to work how they’re comfortable – away from other people or side by side, mask on.
It’s also worth mentioning that unique design features are often highly appreciated and important to employees’ environmental satisfaction. That wall-mounted vintage typewriter –once your proudest at-home ‘design feature’ – starts to lose its lustre after you’ve seen it every day for the last 10 years.
Giving employees the opportunity to work in a dedicated space and, even better, a space offering multiple modes of working (alone, two-by-two, in a group) is a strategic investment even now, and one worth exploring.
At Office & Co. we have all types of workspace available for businesses big and small. With ergonomics and aesthetics a top priority, our spaces fulfil basic work needs on top of providing an environment employees love being in (all while being COVID compliant). Explore our office space in Joburg and Cape Town today.