The scales are being calibrated: of workplace, workforce, and the impending change therein. The term ‘office’ as it is being comprehended today, shows that with a plethora of different suggestions and mindsets at work, the ‘office’ is seeking redefinition.
The aftermath of a year of lockdown and restricted public interaction of all kinds is leading companies to adopt alternate working scenarios in lieu of the ‘office’ as we have all known it hitherto. Studies show that even at the end of a year, more than 90% of the working class is working from home (WFH). Almost 28-29 companies have declared permanent work-from-home for their employees.
In a scenario as such, what does the future hold? Besides WFH, various options are on offer – co-working spaces, hybrid working, co-locating, shared workspaces, intracity satellite offices… so what is it going to be? “Work for people’ or ‘people for work’??