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Future of Work Workflow

The Dilemma of Unused Office Space

What should we do with office buildings we no longer use?

COVID-19 has left the world changed with traditional business evolving rapidly to working from home.

Large organisations, corporates, and enterprises which still hold thousands of seats in office buildings around the globe are starting to realise they no longer need the space they once occupied and now face the dilemma of what to do with unused offices.

Back in April when we all started to navigate the waters of global quarantine I wrote an article where I made the following prediction:

We may find in the future large companies with thousands of employees where the only physical footprint will be a series of racks in a data centre.

How will we work post COVID-19? – Tim King

Fast forward several months and with little surprise global tech giants Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, & Atlassian are beginning to lead the way to a more permanent state of freeing their staff to continue working from home.

But with companies moving way from offices, what will become of the buildings the world once commuted to on a daily basis?

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Podcast Future of Work

Guest Appearance on Ellis in Wunderland Podcast

Recently I was invited to join Ellis in Wunderland host Georgia Ellis to chat about the Future of Work.

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Future of Work COVID-19

How will we work post COVID-19?

MacBook laptop on coffee table with kettle and phone. Photo by Goran Ivos on Unsplash

It’s safe to say that the daily grind has recently been tipped on its head. The world has changed from a commuting lifestyle to schlepping a few feet from the bedroom to your home office desk, kitchen table, or living room.

Many, many people have now reverted to working from home from laptops and other devices, remotely connecting into their once physical office spaces to continue working.

In immediate response to the crisis, employers world-wide have scrambled to increase their capacity or find solutions for remote workers to keep operating from their homes.