The pandemic has accelerated the change in working practices exponentially. Versatile workplaces and venues where people come to learn, collaborate and socially interact are now the order of the day. That is according to new research in a white paper issued by Mitie – the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. Titled Bouncing Back, building the future workspace the report into some detail about how employers and building owners can adapt and adopt new practices to attract and retain top talent.
Employees in this new post-pandemic world are now demanding meaningful and compelling reasons to return to the office environment and employers are left asking themselves how to make their workspaces more attractive – akin to high-end hospitality and events spaces that focus on the user journey and interactions.
According to the whitepaper, the facilities manager role is about to evolve and become more aligned to that of a hotel or retail environment. By that they mean attracting and delighting people into their premises and making sure they have a memorable experience throughout. How colleagues feel, how the workplace supports them and critically, is the workplace experience compelling enough to attract and retain the best talent back into the workplace? It’s worth a thought for sure!