The coronavirus has helped us work from home en masse. At the start of the pandemic, employers invested heavily in home working tools and a large group of employees now have access to professional mobile equipment with which they can easily compete with spreadsheets, power points, and video calls on any table surface. Although it is of course quite pleasant to be able to shuffle from the edge of the bed to your workplace, working from home still has the necessary challenges for many people. Creative solutions were devised to be able to work in peace: from an improvised car workshop to a caravan, from a converted garden shed to a hotel room.
That will remain the case, large employers shout to the reporters of Nieuwsuur. “We are going to turn the office into a recreation room!” and “Working from home will be the new normal!”.
The office is the new home
Since 2013, Officebooking processes thousands of reservations every day, from desks, study places, and meeting rooms to company bicycles. We receive many responses from our users and customers and everyone agrees on one thing: working from home is nice, but the office is also missed. The office is not only a breeding ground for itch words and office intrigue but also the cradle of many innovative ideas, the launching point of careers, and yes, also the place where you drink that famous coffee brand.
Even before the lockdown in March 2020, there was a strong increase in working from home. On average, 39% of all ‘working people’ worked at home in 2019. That number will certainly increase, but even more often we will work ‘everywhere’: at home, close to home, at the customer, or the office.
This offers opportunities for both employers and employees. Employers can save on square meters with a more flexible housing policy, employees are given more freedom in planning their work in combination with a suitable workplace.
How do you enter that?
A new housing policy starts with a plan. Many tenants and office owners immediately grab a drawing sheet, nothing is more fun than designing the living room or kitchen table at the office. However, before you order a football table or train seats, it is useful to also make a mobility plan. On the way to the office and at the office. Where do your employees live? How do they go to the office? Where will they live in the future?
With such a ‘mobility plan’ you gain insight into the needs of employees and possible savings. Does mobility also affect the work floor: which areas are often used, and what are the favorite permanent flexible workplaces?
Of course, the workplace of the future includes good support for the employee. Officebooking offers various tools and apps to optimally support the customer journey to and at the office. With our apps, you can easily reserve a workplace, meeting room, or parking space. The management portal gives you a very detailed insight into the use of your company resources. This data helps you and your organization to take the next steps and make your work your home!
Officebooking is happy to help you develop those plans. Contact us for a no-obligation demo or an assessment of your space plan. Let’s get to work together!