Considerations for Your Post COVID Return to Office Space
Serviced office space has certainly grown in popularity over the last few years. Before deciding if this is best workspace solution for you, there are a lot of pros and cons that need to be considered. However, since the pandemic started, these considerations have changed. COVID has altered our office space requirements, not just during the pandemic, but for the foreseeable future as well.
As you start to prepare for your return to your NYC office space, there are a few questions that you will want to consider.
Will your entire staff be returning or only a portion?
Studies show that the majority of the workforce will continue to enjoy a remote work experience long after COVID gets under control. But for some, this is not a practical solution. Perhaps there isn’t appropriate workspace in the house, or a department needs to be in the same room to collaborate. For those that need to return to the office, the design of traditional space might not be realistic. Having smaller private offices and the support staff that a serviced workspace provides might be the best solution. With serviced private office space providers like Workspace by Rockefeller Group, there is no support staff, equipment leases, or utility bills to worry about. The management of the workspace takes care of all of these things so that you can concentrate on the core of your business.
What alterations will I need to do to my space to offer social distancing?
If you decide to return to your existing office space, you have to consider the layout. Does your team work from an open plan or private offices? If your space is designed as an open plan or your break room is too small, the necessary upgrades could become cost prohibitive. With a private office space in a serviced workspace, you can provide your team with safe rooms that keep everyone distanced. In most cases, they have already planned out additional kitchen and break rooms so you don’t have to worry about getting too close.
Do you currently work in a coworking space?
If you cowork, ask your provider what protocols they have put in place. If you work in a community room at random desks, make sure that cleaning expectations are being met. If you enjoy the convenience of the coworking environment but are concerned about sharing your space, providers like Workspace by Rockefeller Group can offer you a private office space with all the conveniences of a shared environment.