Change is, quite possibly, THE word to describe 2020, especially in terms of working life and the way businesses are approaching how they set up their office structure. Here we take a look at the fast-growing trend for office decentralisation and specifically why an office near Gatwick, the second biggest airport in the UK, fits the bill. We'll also explore how, when looking for an office to let, Croydon could tick many future-proof boxes.
The move away from centralised headquarters had already been gaining traction as a trend, but the effects of the pandemic have intensified the adoption rate of this model. With workers getting used to the advantages of working from home during the periods of lockdown, and employers in turn realising that remote working did work, it was inevitable that some form of flexibility would stick.
But there remains a need for in-person collaboration, for that feeling of camaraderie, the motivational support network that comes only when people work together rather than virtually.
It is for this reason that businesses are keeping their physical offices. But these offices are now moving out of town, allowing the opportunity for staff to work nearer home, cutting the commute and giving back some of that work-life balance that became so important during the more challenging days of the pandemic's restrictions.