The freedom to work from home has created the opportunity to foster deeper relationships with those closest to the employee—family, neighbors, friends, etc. Instead of forming a close bond with a boss or co-worker, the employee is free to choose with whom they want to develop their relationships. The freedom and flexibility to spend more time with children or doing activities in the middle of the day expands options and the quality of life for the employee.
On the other hand, office relationships may dwindle. Employee attendance at virtual happy hours is likely to drop as time goes by. Firing may be easier, especially when you don’t have to interact with the employee face-to-face. It becomes less personal. It is likely that firms develop a hybrid model, requiring employees to spend some time in the office and other times at home.
All of the above will have an impact on your office requirements. Contact GE Grace for all of your office space questions. Call us at 646 312 6800 or email Grace@GeGrace.com.