Splitting time between the office and home has become the new norm since the pandemic hit the workforce in 2020. Since then, most companies have adopted hybrid workspaces and strategies for their teams. There are pros and cons to this, but most business owners have come to find that their employees are happier and more productive going from a stricter in-office work schedule to a hybrid workweek. But, how can you make the most of your hybrid workspace this year? Are there areas you can improve on? At BE Furniture, we always believe there is room for growth and improvement, especially when it comes to office space design. In this article, our team will go over hybrid workplace trends you will see more of in 2023.
More Hub-and-Spoke Office Models
You’ve heard us talk about hub-and-spoke office location strategy for a few years now but it bears repeating. This hybrid workplace design is ideal for businesses with multiple locations that want to cut down on building operating costs or reevaluate how many buildings and how much square footage they really need to run their business. The hub-and-spoke office model includes one big central office space with a few smaller satellite offices in key working locations that are more convenient for employees. The central office will act as your corporate headquarters, i.e. the face of your brand. For example, if you’re a major marketing agency in Morristown, your central office would ideally be located in the heart of downtown near all the hustle and bustle. On the other hand, the satellite offices will be located in places that are more convenient for your employees to travel to when they are needed for group meetings and client interactions in office. This design will cut down on central office operating costs in the more expensive location, and will allow you to explore more affordable office spaces to rent for satellite offices. Regardless of the location type, all the normal rules about office environments apply: it has to be someplace they want to come to work in.
Optimizing hybrid work with modern, creative office solutions
It’s important for businesses to plan and deliver solutions that will better help their teams to be more productive from wherever they are. This includes optimizing your office spaces where teams go to collaborate during the week, as well as their work-from-home set-ups. Your hub-and-spoke offices should have the tools in place for successful collaboration. For starters, this includes modern office benching that allows a core team of employees to work closely together on a shared work surface. Benching can be optimized further with add-on features like smart storage compartments, pop-up electrical outlets and privacy panels – depending on the needs of each of your core teams.
Another trend we are seeing more of, is business owners taking the initiative to optimize employees’ work-from-home offices. This is a great opportunity to ensure employee satisfaction and productivity outside of the office. As we’ve seen after COVID-19, employee health and wellness is a top priority for successful companies – and it’s important for companies to successfully implement solutions that will improve this value across all team members. One way to do this is by sending modern office chairs with excellent lumbar support to ensure employee comfort while working from home. Another option is to send adjustable height desks that encourage employees to move more throughout the day, not to stay hunched over in their seats from 9 to 5.
Designing Hybrid Offices Across NJ
BE Furniture is a custom office design business specializing in the development and building of innovative office spaces. We’re passionate about delivering complete business environments that enhance all the aspects of a successful organization – including company culture, employee health and wellness, productivity and workflow. BE firmly believes that customizing each hybrid office design to a client’s specific goals helps create happier, healthier, and more efficient spaces for each member of your business.
Give us a call today about reimagining your office space in 2023 or find out more about the benefits of a hybrid office model by visiting our website at: https://www.befurniture.com/