Identifying key workplace trends for the second half of 2021

Identifying key workplace trends for the second half of 2021It’s safe to say the first four months of this year have been quite eventful in Thailand. The start/stop nature of the country’s recovery from COVID-19 has required businesses, SMEs and entrepreneurs to be as flexible as possible. Regus, the world’s …May 05, 2021

Identifying key workplace trends for the second half of 2021
Lifestyle Identifying key workplace trends for the second half of 2021 By Cheyenne Hollis - May 5, 2021 Hybrid office solutions that combine WFH and physical spaces are being implemented by more companies this year It’s safe to say the first four months of this year have been quite eventful in Thailand. The start/stop nature of the country’s recovery from COVID-19 has required businesses, SMEs and entrepreneurs to be as flexible as possible. Regus, the world’s leading flexible workspace provider, has identified three key workplace trends that will shape the second half of 2021. Click to see Regus office solutions in Thailand Safer work environments It’s vital for employers to have robust policies and procedures in place to keep their employees safe from COVID-19. Important safety measures businesses need to consider include cleaning procedures, temperature checks, health surveys and updated sick time policies. Of course, if you’re based in a flexible workspace, then it is up to the provider to create a safe work environment. Regus has been a leader in these efforts and its facilities in Thailand are well-equipped to protect everyone. “One of the benefits of operating the world’s largest network of flexible workspaces is that we’re able to assess local trends, align ourselves quickly and deploy important process changes and strategies with remarkable speed,” Wayne Berger, CEO of Regus’ parent company IWG in the Americas, stated. Hybrid models Many companies are planning to adopt a hybrid approach to where their employees work in the coming months. According to research conducted by Stanford University Economic Professor Nicholas Bloom, the optimal situation for productivity is remote working for two days and being on-site for the reminder of the week. The benefits of the hybrid model are enjoyed by both employees and employers. “The hybrid model is delivering spectacular benefits for employees and employers alike,” Regus Founder (and now CEO of IWG), Mark Dixon, noted. “Team members gain better mental health and reduced costs through not having to travel into city centers, along with greater career opportunities closer to home. And it gives companies the financial flexibility to invest in their staff and in growing the business, instead of the buildings from which they operate.” Embracing the workspace revolution Prior to the events of 2020, demand for alternative and flexible workspace solutions had been growing with employees leading the charge. Now, employers are embracing this workspace revolution which will be noticeable in the second half of 2021. “The demand for alternative and flexible workspace solutions used to be driven by the employees – something IWG called ‘the workspace revolution’. Today, we’re seeing a much increased demand from employers seeking to facilitate hybrid workforces with multiple office hubs for greater productivity and talent retention. Developers and landlords have also joined this strategic trend,” Lars Wittig, Regus Country Manager for the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and South Korea, said. Find the workspace solution right for you More businesses in Thailand are turning to flexible workplace providers such as Regus to support operations With 24 flexible workplaces across Bangkok , no operator provides individuals, startups, SMEs and MNCs with more options than Regus. These spaces can be found throughout the Thai capital with the most desirable locations all represented. More importantly, each Regus workspace follows strict safety protocols to ensure health and wellbeing. During a time where uncertainty has created challenges for businesses of all sizes, Regus is empowering companies in Thailand with a tailored-made solution to office space. Regus’ ability to provide space flexibility ensures you are primed for success today, tomorrow and beyond.