Over the last couple of months, the world has taken a crash course on “working from home” (WFH). While not without its challenges, one thing has proven itself to be true. We can do it. Many companies who traditionally occupy offices within the city’s downtown core have their employees working in bedrooms and kitchens, and in some cases resulting in an uptick in productivity.
So, why have offices at all? Why not take those costs and put them into more robust digital work systems? Give everyone a killer home-tech setup, a comfy chair and away you go.
But working from home isn’t for everyone. What is missing from this new reality are the vital connections that can only be forged through real-world interactions. It’s true that digital workspaces give us flexibility, however, this new set-up lacks the magic of in-person collaboration. The office of the future must focus on balancing the digital world and the real world.