In a gradual return to the physical work space, with some
kind of flexibility in the pandemic, everything happened, companies that
thought they were going to put all employees in home office and went back.
Others have carefully studied which people are mature and for whom it would
make sense to adhere to remote working.
Trends in corporate projects?
Hybrid environments - A strong trend is hybrid working. But
what does this mean? It is a mix between remote and face-to-face work. Many
companies are starting to realise that there are pros and cons to remote work.
The idea is to enjoy the benefits of concentration, productivity and some
advantages for the employee who spends some time working at home. However, with
a certain period of time, this same professional will continue to visit the
company to interact with the team, align objectives and analyse results. Thus,
it is possible to maintain an aligned team.
In office environments where it is necessary that people
work side by side, this type of panels make all the sense, even more so in the
current situation. They can be of different models: acrylic, glass or even
acoustic blankets (contributing to noise reduction).
One week after the beginning of the quarantine, the most
searched expression in Google was "back pain". This shows that most
people were not prepared for working from home and therefore had to improvise a
working space at home, often using the chair at the dining table. At the end of
the day, pains were left all over the body and people started to realize the
importance of ergonomic chair really prepared to go with the working day, with
proper adjustments to preserve health.
Small meeting rooms
There is a strong trend towards smaller meeting rooms for
smaller groups of people. It is important to take advantage of every office
space and create spaces for quick meetings, which do not need to be closed
rooms. Often the use of individualized spaces and acoustic sofas already meets
the need for small meetings.
Long before the pandemic, many offices were already doing
away with fixed workplaces. Where each person has a desk to work and store
their belongings. With the vast majority of people using mobile electronic
equipment, such as laptops and mobile phones, many companies have
differentiated spaces for people to choose how and where they want to work.
These places can be workstations, collaborative areas or more private ones.
Depending on the activity to be carried out, the choice of
workspace is made. Workstations are more used with front and side panels, this
due to the distance caused by the pandemic. However, this is a trend which should
remain in some areas which need more concentration and noise reduction, using
There are several changes that are already happening
and others that should happen in the next few years. It is important to
evaluate that many of these changes are possible thanks to technological
advances, which allow, for example, the person to work connected anywhere in
the company even at home.