Recovery from Covid-19 will require resilience as countries are cautiously making their way towards relaxing lockdown measures. Many people are starting to envision a time when they can gradually move away from the WFH situation and return to the office once again.
However, with the absence of a vaccine (as of now), modern workplaces will have to change if employees are to safely return and work together. This period of adjustment will also see employees struggling to jump back into their routine once more, so the environment in the office should help them to achieve productivity.
More private offices
An open plan office space is thought to be an economical use of space. But it can pose plenty of downsides. It provides tumultuous noise and visual distractions, and the loss of privacy contributes to many employees feeling less innovative.
Create an office layout that has a variety of private cubicles – spacious enough for an employee to move around freely. Studies have shown that employees who have their own private areas are much more likely to share ideas, collaborate with their colleagues and work at a faster pace. This is especially relevant to the current pandemic situation; having a physical barrier will also make people feel more at ease being back in the office. It will also present fewer opportunities for people to mingle and work collaboratively without risking massive exposure.
Create a cosy atmosphere
Don’t overlook and underestimate the need for comfort. Communal spaces like pantries and lobbies can still remain while keeping their distance from each other. There should be a one-occupancy rule at all times. Add art onto walls, or put it a comfy sofa with throw pillows and a coffee table. Ensure that they can turn to this space to take a breather whenever they need to before resuming their work. Well-decorated spaces can support and stimulate the mental functions of thinking, creativity and memory.
If you’re looking for warehouse office rental
to prepare for the re-opening of offices again, our property at 18 New Industrial Road offers ancillary offices and industrial spaces for rent
on the East side of Singapore. It has a short walking distance to Tai Seng & Bartley MRT stations. This6-storey B1 industrial building offers a professional corporate façade with a revamped layout and facelift. Unit sizes range from 543 to 2,626 sqft with 3.8m ceiling height and 15 kN/m2 floor loading capacity. Selected units are furnished with lights, aircon and windows to provide a conducive working environment
, with the flexibility to design your office layout. Within the premises, our subsidiary Work+Store is also available to provide work and storage unit options that are fitted with basic amenities for people to carry out their work effectively. Other facilities in the property include 24-hour access & CCTV, nearby F&B options, 2 loading bays and complimentary parking for the 1st lot.
Access to technology
New technologies have been changing how people work. Particularly during the circuit breaker, we have seen the increase in usage of Zoom and video call applications to conduct meetings and discussions. This trend will be expected to continue, especially since many will still remain working from home. A staggered workforce will be recommended, as smaller groups come in on alternate days or weeks for minimal contact with others.
As such, implement the right mix of technology to improve user experience but also promote better performance. Look into effective power solutions by providing additional outlets at individual workstations. Since office layouts are likely to change, bring power outlets closer to employees. Wireless charging technology can also do wonders to support mobile work environments.
For a more dedicated office business space, our property at 10 Raeburn Park is a self-sufficient lifestyle and office hub that is suitable for SMEs and startups. You can find office and commercial spaces for rent in Outram Park
, that is merely located adjacent to the busy CBD area. Designed for people who seek convenience and optimal work environment, this property offers in-house services such as gym and childcare. There are also e-bikes and e-scooters stations for young professionals to visit nearby spots at Tanjong Pagar, Neil Road and Kampong Bahru for lunch. You can find large and small spaces to rent for businesses
, with sizes ranging from 457 to 3,553 sqft – furnished with air-con, lights, glass door, window and attached toilet for selected units. Other amenities in the property include season parking, meeting room facilities, 24-hour CCTV surveillance, in-house F&B and shuttle bus services.
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