The New Year is traditionally a time when we think about resolutions and change. After a long period of disruption, it’s clear that the world of work is changing, and our offices need to adapt to ‘blended’ work patterns.
Most experts and businesses agree that there is huge value in people working together, even if it’s for two or three days a week.
Our offices will become places of collaboration rather than routine activity, but also act as the ‘home’ of the culture, the ‘face’ of the business and the ‘place’ of business with customers and suppliers. Our adapted post-COVID motto is ‘Home. Face. Place’
The experts also agree that there will be a period of adaptation and experimentation, as occupiers work out what works best for their people.
While there is a temptation to ‘wait and see’, there’s a hidden cost in failing to begin that process; in a highly competitive labour market, the working environment has a crucial role in attracting and retaining talent.
The good news is that this doesn’t have to happen all at once, nor does it have to create major cost or disruption. New innovations in office furniture provide great scope to create collaborative space and see what works. If things need changing later, the modular nature of loose furniture items allow them to be reconfigured and adapted without significant additional expenditure.
Whether ‘open’ or ‘enclosed’, furniture can create comfortable collaborative spaces from 2 to 20 people, and any expenditure is fully tax-deductible, without the capital allowance restrictions that apply to a traditional fit-out.
The cost of purchase can usually be spread over 3-5 years with a lease/purchase contract, so there’s no reason not to have the office you need today.
As experts in this field, we can help you plan for change and success, in the comfort that our CHAS Elite compliance standard demonstrates that our policies, procedures, ethics and financial standing are among ‘best of class’ in the UK.