Over the next week, we will be bringing you one instalment per day from Simon Johnson, Director at Incendium, with his predictions for the world of corporate office space in the aftermath of COVID-19.
It is undeniable that the impact of COVID-19 on the world and how we have been forced to operate whilst in its indiscriminate grip has been, and is, seismic. The question is what the longer-term implications will be for how we work and the consequential impact on corporates, corporate real estate and commercial office space.
I personally think that this could be the most exciting catalyst for change in a generation, as it directly addresses and has already broken the boundaries that have limited the appetite for change that I experience every day with the clients that I work with.
The pre-COVID-19 directional trend
There has been a directional trend over the last 20 years towards more agile working that, through ever accelerating technology enablement (mobile technology, connectivity, collaboration software and secure cloud platforms), has been progressively unlocking our capability to work flexibility.