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If and when you return to your office after the pandemic, you'll probably notice some changes.
Before the pandemic, only 4 percent of the US workforce worked from home at least half the time. However, the trend of working from home had been gaining momentum for years.
It is estimated that within a couple of years, 30% of people will work from home multiple days per week.
More formalization and company policies around remote work are necessary for the shift to be successful.
A recent study showed that half of the businesses expect less productivity during the pandemic because of a lack of remote work capabilities. Companies that have built up guidelines will have an easier time working from home.
As the public health crisis continues, office space will probably have to be altered to encourage safety.
Coworking companies expect an influx of new clients looking to downsize from traditional office space with long lease terms into so-called flexible space.
Coworking companies have seen a rapid decrease in demand due to shelter-in-pace orders. But it's likely temporary. The uncertainty could cause more companies to look for flexible space that can accommodate rapid changes in their needs.
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The global crisis of the 2020 Pandemic, resulting in billions in lockdown, has resulted in 16 million people signing up for Netflix in March, taking the total subscribers to 183 million.
Consumer companies around the world are in limbo. They are groping in the dark due to a lot of variables in the current situation.
Many are non-essential businesses, others rely on logistics and physical goods to be delivered. Many businesses are forced to close by the government, due to the social distancing norms, even though the consumers need them.
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Today, remote and flexible work arrangements are seen as a perk.
In 2018, a survey showed that around 3 percent of Americans worked from home on a regular basis. Due to technological advancements (starting with Blackberry), employees were working from everywhere, the subway, the café, home and during the commute.
But even after we have the technology required for remote working for about fifteen odd years, we have been slow to adopt mainstream remote working. The mass-adoption needed a catalyst, and that was provided in 2020 in the form of a deadly disease.
The office's history shows how our work has changed and how work's physical spaces respond to cultural, technological, and social influences