After working from home for an extended amount of time, employees might not be too eager to return to the office. Therefore, a lot of companies will need to be empathic to the needs of their employees. Instead of mandating a back to work order, it’s essential that employers consider the well-being of their staff.
Employers should begin to look at ways to streamline operations and minimize financial liabilities during this pandemic. There are many ways to reduce costs, with some employers deciding to eliminate expensive office space leases while embracing more permanent remote working arrangements. However, the challenges a lot of companies face today include how to increase productivity, reduce business costs, and ensure employees have flexible lifestyles.
In addition to allowing employees to work closer to home, APEX Executive Suites offers options to rent space by the hour, day, and month. So, if your business is located in Sugar Land or Fulshear, Texas (new Conroe location coming in 2021), you might want to consider renting one of our meeting or coworking spaces. It is a great option for employees who are working from home but might need a place to meet with clients or even have an hour of focus time to increase productivity, all while helping to cut overall business costs.
Even when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, many employees will be fearful to go back to “normal life”. Because of the pandemic, some people may have lost family members to the virus or may have developed anxiety or other mental illnesses. Ideally, rushing everyone back to work may not be the best solution.
Prior to resuming “business as usual”, we recommend first consulting with staff to gather feedback on their experiences of working from home, then creating a plan. Some employees will definitely want to return back to the office in order to eliminate distractions. However, if collaborative workspaces are a viable option, APEX Executive Suites in Sugar Land and Fulshear, TX offers executive conference rooms, private offices, and coworking spaces with the option to rent by the hour, day, or month. APEX Executive Suites offers great alternatives, more flexibility, and allows businesses to craft custom options that are tailored to their specific needs.
Businesses are already starting to see the financial benefits of coworking spaces. As the pandemic has worn on, many businesses are struggling with staggering debt. Ask yourself this: “Instead of leasing expensive office space, why not consider coworking spaces?” The main benefit of renting a conference room, office, or coworking space by the hour, day, or month would be to save money while increasing team productivity. The best option would be to limit the number of hours spent in unnecessary meetings by reducing the number of team meetings to biweekly or monthly gatherings. The good news is that APEX offers flexible plans and options to accommodate rapidly changing business requirements, making your decision even easier.
2020 will always be the year of COVID. But it will also be remembered as the year we began doing business differently. Why not make a business decision that satisfies bottom lines while increasing employee flexibility and satisfaction? If you’re in the Sugar Land or Fulshear, TX areas – or Conroe, TX in early 2021 – come visit APEX Executive Suites and put your mind at ease.