After 2020, the pros and cons of remote working are clearer then ever!
According to a McKinsey study, more then 20% of the workforce could work remotely 3-5 days a week. “This would have a profound impact on urban economies, transportation, and consumer spending, among other things.”
However, more then half of the workforce has little or no opportunity for remote work. Some jobs require collaboration with others, special machinery, physical contact with patients or clients, or the work they do must be done on-site.
Ask yourself these 3 questions. Where are your employees most productive? where do your employees want to work? How much does your current office space lease effect your bottom line?
As a business owner, this article from the McKinsey study resonated so much with me“…employers have found during the pandemic that although some tasks can be done remotely in a crisis, they are much more effectively done in person. These activities include coaching, counseling, and providing advice and feedback; building customer and colleague relationships; bringing new employees into a company; negotiating and making critical decisions; teaching and training; and work that benefits from collaboration, such as innovation, problem-solving, and creativity. If onboarding were to be done remotely, for instance, it would require significant rethinking of the activity to produce outcomes similar to those achieved in person.”
As far as where your employees would rather work, this study published by Forbes magazine in May 2021 may shock you! “Blind, an app that provides a platform for anonymous career-related posts, conducted a survey of employees at top-tier companies, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. The survey asked workers if they’d prefer to permanently work from home rather than get a $30,000-a-year raise.
The survey of 3,000 employees at these well-respected companies overwhelmingly—64%—responded that they wanted to continue staying at home, thank you very much. Only two companies out of the 45 sampled, JPMorgan and Qualcomm, had a higher percentage of their staff go for the $30,000 option”
How does this effect your bottom line, and how a large corporation accommodate employees with a variety of preferences?
Our suggestion, Flex Office! According to The Weekly Take, A CBRE podcast with Spencer Levy, “This is why interest in flexible workspaces is on the rise—both to allow companies to better manage their real estate and accommodate employee preferences for more flexibility at work.”
What is Flex Office? It’s not just for the coworking freelancer or tech startup anymore. Most flex spaces these days offer private, close door offices, team offices, and even office suites. With flex office, you get so much more for less. Access to multiple size meeting rooms, an employee break area with a coffee bar. A community to network and collaborate with. If you office at The L Offices, you also get access to a gym for your employees, a golf simulator, and discounts to workout classes such as boxing, with TTown Boxing and Fitness, and Yoga with Lotus Yoga!
If you are interested in how Flex Office space in Tucson could work for you and your employees? Contact Krystal at The L Offices to inquire about corporate discounts and our employee stipend program! Krystal@theLoffices.com | 520-333-6691