Upsizing? Downsizing? Right now, it’s all about rightsizing – harnessing the power of hybrid work using Infinity Group’s Future of Work Blueprint. So, what does that mean exactly? Well, because the habits of the American (and global) workforce have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a renewed focus on space utilization. The forced work from home experiment for large numbers of employees in office jobs has changed the way we collectively approach the need for commercial office space.
Our team has developed the Future of Work Blueprint so that companies big and small can assess their current business goals and priorities and then develop a strategy for how physical square footage can support those goals and priorities. It’s as simple as that.
It may be a simple first step to take a step back and asses your current situation. But we know from working with companies across the country, the questions and decisions that come next can be tricky to answer and downright dizzying to navigate. We’re here to help.
It’s about outcomes, it’s not really about square footage
So, let’s say your current space is 8,000 sq ft and you’re feeling like that is going to be more than you will need post-pandemic. Maybe 8,000 sq ft doesn’t sound like enough when you consider spacing people out? And then again, you could be thinking 8,000 sq ft is perfect, but your current layout isn’t going to cut it. Now is a great time to think critically about how much physical square footage you need to occupy based on your business objectives and start there.
Infinity Group is a nationwide firm that designs and builds beautiful spaces. We are licensed to do work in all 50 states, and we have active projects in multiple regions right now. To properly prepare for a strong return to in-person collaboration you need to know more about what the future will truly look like. With our Future of Work Blueprint program, we work with you to audit and analyze your needs and current realities. Our work and this collaborate approach were featured in news reports where we discussed the changes coming to commercial office spaces from our vantage point. You can take find the article here.
“What is the best use of our space?”
We hear that question a lot. And honestly, while that question stresses many of our clients out at the outset, answering it is Infinity Group’s sweet spot. Every company or tenant is different, which is why your Future of Work Blueprint will be uniquely tailored to fit your specific needs. Based upon industry data and market trends we have created three workplace models focused on the changes we’re tracking in environment, technology, and behavior. So, let’s break these three Future of Work scenarios down:
- Client Experience Hub
The Client Experience Hub scenario model positions the main office as a ‘client hub’ to cater as a home base representing brand and capability. It is used mainly to present and pitch to clients, as well as being an entertainment and training space for both staff and clients. Our Hartford studio is a good example of a Client Experience Hub.
- Collaboration Node
The Collaboration Node workplace scenario model realizes the primary priority of coming to work is to connect, collaborate, and learn. This is achieved through unassigned work points, activity-based working, reduced focused workspace, increased collaborative team spaces, and more private spaces for virtual conference calls. Did you see our Taskus project? That’s a space filled with Collaboration Node characteristics.
- Dispersed Workspace
The Dispersed Workspace scenario model works well for larger organizations with a broad client base and workforce. A small head office would remain to represent brand values and identity. Then hubs dispersed geographically will provide key facilities to connect to the main office. The Marcum project embodies the Dispersed Workspace scenario model.
Each workplace model provides trends we are seeing in the way workplaces are evolving. Depending on your space needs and current situation we will be able to provide recommendations on locations, square footage, and space utilization. A custom rightsized solution for you could be just one conversation away. Will we try and fit your project into one of these three scenarios? Not at all. The Future of Work Blueprint uses these three options to spark ideas and an open conversation. Just like in Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, you’ll find what’s just right for you. Contact our team today to get started on the next chapter of your story.