Britain’s workplaces are in a “new era’ in which employee health and wellbeing is prioritised, according to caterer Bennett Hay.
The hospitality firm has said “employee health and wellbeing are the foundations of productivity – not presenteeism” in the new era.
It also stated that hybrid office models “are the way forward”, citing data from market research firm Forrester, which expects about 60 per cent of companies to offer a hybrid work model, with 10 per cent being fully remote.
The firm said that “the offices that survive and appeal to workers now will have flexibility at their core, offering transitional spaces to accommodate varied needs and best suit collaboration of all kinds”.
It added: “There can still be corners to hunker down for brain-space, but many traditional desk-filled floors will need to become more open-plan, utilising their square footage for meetings, training and the gathering of minds. Software solutions, such as Bennett Hay’s, can cover every step from visitor management to space booking to enable a right-size-service tailored to the office space. All team members are adept in AV, meeting room set-up and logistics – meaning every member is ready to respond to any guest request."
Overall the changes will mean “less rigidity”.