COVID-19 has had a profound effect on daily life, society, and business, forcing many to work under lockdown and from home. As restrictions across various countries become easier, companies need to quickly evaluate and adapt their existing workplaces to meet new guidelines and prepare employees to return to work.
‘Reconsidering’ office space and making workplaces healthier and more sustainable, including employee safety and well-being, has become the focus for many leaders. Carrying the new trend of 2022, Office Fitouts in North Sydney has been redesigned to get more people back to work. These top trends are –
The last two years have greatly accelerated the implementation of digital workplace technology, especially in support of digital flexibility to support those who work from home. As a result, complete office fit-outs in 2022 have become more innovative, where –
- Smart and automated building – Focusing on health and safety, companies have implemented more automated processes to improve workplace activities. This will be in the case of access to the building through air conditioning and heating, lighting, and safety.
- Sensor technology – touchless technology that enables staff to reduce and avoid contact with frequently used surfaces if possible. It will extend across elevator buttons, light switches, and bathroom taps.
- Video Conferencing Technology – Communication through video technology will continue to be a cornerstone for companies in 2022 and beyond. State-of-the-art video conferencing technology platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet are important for the company’s operations.
- Connectivity – seamless IT connectivity that enables flexibility to work in the office and at home, another cornerstone.
Sustainable work environment
Throughout the epidemic, people have become more aware of the fragility of the environment and life. As a result, they are inspired to ensure sustainability for future generations by making different choices today. This awareness is now linked to their work environment, where a sustainable work environment makes a long workday a little less stressful and more enjoyable for workers.
Employees believe that companies have an important role to play because they can design innovative ideas against the damage to our ecosystem. This may be the case when selecting materials used in offices for investing in renewable energy sources. Implementation of sustainable initiatives in the work environment. This is fundamental to enhancing the overall reputation of your company.
With a focus on enhancing employees ‘work experience and well-being, biophilia is a trend that can be seen continuing in 2022 and beyond. Biophilia is more than just greening the office with a few plants; It focuses on incorporating natural elements into the design, including plants, lighting, and natural materials. Workplace wellness is a key motivation behind the rise of biophilic design, driven by a growing interest in ensuring healthy spaces for homes to live in. Also, plants indoors are known to improve air quality by filtering air and removing toxins, and fighting dry air caused by air conditioning in the office environment.
Reconsidering the use of space and the amount of space required is a priority for companies as they begin to move back to their office space.