Nobody can really predict what tomorrow’s workforce will look like, but someone has to take a calculated guess to ensure all the practical needs of an organisation will be met.
However, there is one safe bet. Office space will always be one of the most costly overheads for most businesses. Pressure will continue to reduce the average footprint of each employee, especially for companies operating in London and other cities, where commercial property prices remain high.
This demand is having an interesting side-effect. Increasingly, facilities management, human resources and IT departments are coming out of their silos and working more closely, as all three functions are intrinsically linked by the implications of remote working and the subsequent rise of ‘hot-desking’.