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The Influence of Hybrid Work Models on Corporate Leasing Decisions

The Rise of Hybrid Working

During the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses were forced to adapt and embrace remote working to maintain operations. Now, years later, it’s clear that hybrid work models are here to stay. In fact, they’re likely to become a permanent part of the modern workplace, providing the flexibility and reduced commuting times required to achieve an adequate work-life balance.

In this article, we delve into the profound impact hybrid work models are having on the decision-making process for corporate leasing. We’ll explore how offices can redefine their significance within the evolving landscape post-pandemic, and examine the requisite technologies essential for fostering seamless collaboration among employees.

Types of Hybrid Work Models

According to a LinkedIn survey conducted in 2021, 56% of employees prefer a hybrid mix of in-person and remote working, while 31% favour a fully remote approach.

Hybrid work comes in a variety of shapes and forms, presenting companies with an important decision to make. Some of the most common successful types of hybrid work models being implemented today include:

  • Office-First, Remote Second

In this circumstance, companies usually have a baseline of how many days workers are required in the office per week, while employees can decide where to work from the rest of the time.

  • 50/50

A hybrid environment allows employees to work in the office half the time and remote the other half.

  • Remote-First With Optional Office Days

With this model, remote is the default option, however, the office is still open and functioning should employees wish to visit.

  • Only Remote With a Handful of Office Days

Aside from a few days during the year when employees must attend meetings in the office, individuals primarily work from home.

How Can Offices Find New Relevance?

Offices can gain fresh relevance in the era of hybrid working by intelligently adjusting to the evolving needs of their workforce. To project a commitment to innovation, businesses can employ several key approaches, such as:

  • Flexible Design

Modern office workspaces should accommodate both in-person and remote work.

Building managers should consider creating collaborative spaces, quiet zones and hot-desking options to cater to a diverse array of working preferences.

  • Advanced Technology

Invest in cutting-edge technology that facilitates seamless collaboration and communication among remote and in-office teams.

At Boldyn Networks, we’re committed to providing a cutting-edge 4G/5G DAS network that excels in efficiency, minimises energy consumption, and offers easier management and upgrades compared to standard counterparts. This translates to dependable in-building connectivity that is not only reliable but cost-effective for property owners and managers.

Whether you’re an occupier or owner of a commercial office building, we can help you connect it. Reach out to us to learn more about our solutions and how we can enhance your connectivity infrastructure.

  • Enhanced Experience

Prioritise the wellbeing and satisfaction of employees by fostering a positive work environment. Offer amenities and opportunities for social interaction to maintain a sense of belonging among both remote and in-office staff.

Opportunities to Innovate and Adapt

Resimercial Design

Hybrid work models enable greater flexibility for office managers, their teams, and their families. A common strategy within these hybrid spaces is the adoption of resimercial design, seamlessly blending residential and commercial features.

By integrating home comforts within the office environment, office managers can create a productive workspace that caters to the needs of both team members and clients. This approach not only promotes comfort but also fosters a conducive atmosphere for enhanced collaboration and creativity.

Close to Public Transport

Strategically located near public transport hubs, hybrid work models can eliminate lengthy commutes, alleviating stress for workers.

In London, Boldyn Networks is continuing to push the boundaries of what’s possible, working with TfL to boost coverage in the London underground and busy pedestrian areas.

Beyond transportation considerations, these innovative office spaces are ideally situated close to a range of establishments, such as restaurants and coffee shops. This not only contributes to a more vibrant workplace environment but also increases the appeal of coming to work.

Modern Conference Rooms

Within a hybrid work environment, a primary motivation for employees to physically attend the office is for in-person meetings. By equipping conference rooms with cutting-edge technology, you can optimise engagement and productivity, facilitating seamless participation for fully-remote workers.

This technology upgrade not only enhances the overall meeting experience but also promotes effective collaboration, bridging the gap between in-person and remote attendees.

The Need For Seamless and Reliable Connectivity

In a world where companies are increasingly adopting hybrid work models, the demand for seamless and dependable connectivity has never been greater. At Boldyn Networks, we specialise in guaranteeing that your corporate tenants can collaborate effectively, regardless of their physical location.

We’re committed to delivering state-of-the-art shared network infrastructure, essential for fostering a smart, inclusive, and sustainable future. With a focus on tailored connectivity solutions, we offer unparalleled services that go above and beyond.

To find out more about our breakthrough connectivity solutions, please get in touch. Contact us today.