There’s no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged a major shift in many sectors. In fact, in the past few years, we’ve witnessed the rapid increase of virtual and home working trends as opposed to workers occupying office spaces.

In a post-pandemic world where workers are being encouraged to return to the office, it begs the question of whether companies can recover from the huge decline in the demand for office spaces, and how?

Read on to discover how companies have coped with the Covid-19 pandemic and the benefits of working in an office space.

Reinventing The Role Of The Office

During the pandemic, many workers grew accustomed to working outside of the office space. Now, in order to re-encourage a return to the office, companies must reinvent and harness the office space to create a safe and productive working environment. This has resulted in a surge in the implementation of innovative workspaces, such as the serviced office. By reenvisioning the office space not just as a place of work but somewhere that promotes workers’ well-being and offers facilities that aid workers’ productivity, it is thought that there’ll be a surge in this type of working environment.

Retaining Worker Independence

Many of those who were asked to leave the office during the pandemic cherished their newfound sense of independence — allowing them to be more autonomous over their workload and schedule. This has urged companies to adapt to the shift in mindset, offering flexible offices which take into account the duration of time you want to use it, how much space you need, and whether you use it for a half-day, a whole day, or even months. These types of offices are not limiting and ultimately, foster happier and more productive employees.

A Simple Transition

One factor that could put many workers off returning to their office workspace is the actual process of doing so. From moving their stuff to companies needing to set up a network at an office, there’s the potential to lose a lot of precious time that could be spent doing productive work. In this sense, opting to make the change to an office that’s fully equipped saves a lot of time — both for workers and companies. New types of office spaces also come with facilities and resources such as solid WIFI connections and relaxation spaces that workers can’t acquire at home. There’s also the opportunity for real-life socialisation which has been compromised during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Although employees and companies have coped well with Covid-19 measures by working at home, there is still a valid space in many industries for office culture. For companies and workers alike, it’s crucial to not simply return to traditional modes of working but reinvent and reimagine how we work.