Office & Shared Workspace in the Post-COVID World

Creating a community

I'll cut to the chase: Create a "FatPipe Co-Workers (FPCW)" COMMUNITY. Brand and market it. Start local softball/bowling/volleyball teams, offer special networking nights at local bars/restaurants, create social media pages for FPCW parents to connect and offer help with childcare/recommendations for all things working parents need/want. Depending on your local area's population (line of work/place in life - single/parent/young/old),... more »

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Telecommuting & other ideas

Telecommuting has been on the rise for quite a while. The advantages to the employee, the company, community and environment are significant. Many traditionalist companies have been holding back, but they can’t stop the trend. With COVID-19, suddenly everyone has been forced to work from home. Although many (again, more traditionally minded) companies are eager to return people to the offices, a lot of workers will develop... more »

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More technology for remote workers

I think more people are going to be comfortable with technology after this, I also think for as many people that enjoy working remote many more will want to be back in an office. I think spaces that are at up to keep people at a 6-8 foot distance will become the norm. I also think that moving away from the shared open concept will start to trend in the future.

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Working close from home a few days a week

a space that people use locally a few times a week (instead of work from home) to avoid long commute times to their job's brick-and-mortar location because businesses have become more comfortable with tele-commuting, but individuals see the downside of working at home (interruptions from family members, isolation, and other factors that might cause a lack of ability to focus). Businesses might realize that there are benefits... more »

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Community epicenter

a community epicenter that supports the local community as much as the locals who come in to work. This, again evolves around events. Weekly and monthly events will take place. Some will encourage the workers to come in, such as: -- themed lunch -- demo days -- workshops And other events that involve outsiders such as -- food tastings (local restuarants, wineries, etc) -- workshops, panels (community and business leaders)... more »

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More opportunity for socialization

an organization of likeminded individuals that aren't binded to a physical location. The location is a benefit of the organization, but since remote is the new norm, most individuals are working remote, even doing collaborations. What the phyical space does, is fill in for those who cannot or chose not to work remote temporarily and events around that. The community acts as it has done with a location. Virtual happy hours,... more »

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Phone booths for everyone

calling booths for everyone. Smaller totally enclosed cubicals, that are soundproof like the calling booths. where people can do calls, conferences, and all the important remote works. The booths themselves can be glass, to let in light and the ability to see others. Perhaps the ability to fog the glass if you wanted to, there are many ways to do that. There are dedicated booths and temp booths. The temp booths have an... more »

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Individualized work environments

.... totally different from now. The new work environment will be 1. individualized. Some workers work better from home some work better at the office. Some work better at 10 AM some work better at 10 PM. Companies will now realize that flexibility will allow increase productivity and increased loyalty to the company. 2. based less on number of hours worked. Since it's hard for companies to monitor how many hours are... more »

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