Staff working remotely presents an ideal opportunity for employers in need of reimagined office space
There’s no doubt that the recent and unavoidable exodus of office workers is a huge nuisance to many employers. Until very recently many workplaces were figuring out how to safely bring staff back into the office, and negotiating flexible arrangements for those that wish to work remotely. According to the ONS, during the last week of November 70% of workers travelled to work at least once.
The dreaded Omicron variant has rapidly scuppered plans.
Plan B now requires people to work from home where possible – now a legal requirement in Scotland. This of course signals a return to commandeered dining tables, a sharp increase in domestic coffee machine sales and record Google searches for what to do when you’ve spilt a mug full on your work laptop.
Whilst all this represents a significant challenge for many businesses and staff teams it also presents a golden opportunity for facilities managers and human resource departments across the country.
Empty office opportunity
If you’ve ever been in the office when the cleaners are doing their job you’ll know what a disruption it can be to your working day. Imagine what reworking the office layout can be like for staff who need to continue to use their desk! With office staff out of the way reconfiguring your office or workspace is quicker and easier, and therefore cheaper.
Perhaps you’re considering installing standing desks for your employees to help them stay active and healthy at work, or maybe you’re just sick of the old classic beech cantilever desks and want something more contemporary?
With an increase in staff working remotely or adopting a hybrid working pattern you may have decided to invest in more collaboration space for meetings, or you’re looking to create breakout zones so you can separate team members who need a quick catch up from those who need to get their head down. Maybe you’re considering improving kitchen and dining areas so people no longer need to eat lunch at their desk.
Perhaps your entrance foyer or reception area is letting your image down and you desperately need to improve the public facing areas of your building? Maybe you’ve simply realised the importance of robust, supportive office task chairs for the whole team?
We can plan, design, supply and install.
Whatever the initial reason for you considering redesigning or renovating your office layout we can help plan and design the new work space, supporting you in getting the most from the space you have, as well as source, supply and install quality new office furniture to match your unique requirements and budget.
The transformation can happen quicker than you may imagine. Our office design team can normally produce drawings from brief within 2-3 days and if you order office furniture from our stocked products we can usually deliver and install within 7-10 days.
Office Furniture Recycling Service
We can help you to improve your company sustainability efforts and help divert redundant office furniture from landfill, helping you and the environment. Following an initial assessment we are able to remove your old, unwanted office furniture and arrange for it to be reused or broken down and recycled (where possible).
If you’re wondering how to finance your office transformation you’ll be pleased to hear that office furniture qualifies for the governments huge new super deduction – a whopping 130% first-year capital allowance for plant and machinery assets. Don’t put it off for too long – the scheme is due to end in March 2023.
Start your office transformation project today
With staff out of the way working hard at home, let us transform your workspace into something amazing. For a no-obligation chat get in touch with our team:01603 670 701