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What Comes Next? Flexible Offices for Enterprise Teams

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought on a remarkable degree of change at a rapid-fire pace. These changes led to an overhaul in office setups and the ultimate challenge of uncertainty. To effectively manage their workforces, enterprises have to leverage the risk of the unknown and develop innovative solutions. 

Now, according to Gensler surveys, over 50% of people want to work out of a remote office in the future at least two to three days per week. Additionally, in physical office spaces, employees are seeking quality, safety, and a convenient location when prior to COVID-19, they favored catered lunches, office snacks, and drinks on tap. Ideally, employees want offices that are close to their current homes, as well as where they want to settle down in the future. 

Keeping employees’ wishes in mind, companies are seeking a way to satisfy their immediate needs. However, given the uncertainty of the current circumstances, most companies want to avoid long-term contracts. Flexible office spaces can fulfill varying employee needs and serve as a long-term office solution for enterprises across industries. 

Defining “Flexible Office Solutions”

A flexible office solution is an office that’s customized for the client, fully equipped, and move-in ready. OnePiece Work offers both move-in ready offices and office leasing solutions that adhere to the client’s location preference, provide flexible leasing terms, and offer a customized office design fit to the client’s needs. Move-in ready offices offer hourly or daily space rentals that individuals or teams can rent with ease. 

When companies seek out office solutions, they’re on the hunt for a multifunctional option. Offices traditionally have just one purpose. But, companies in the current age look to leverage their office spaces for multiple applications according to their employees’ needs. Flexible office solutions fulfill this need by serving as a multi-purpose office setup.

In office space solutions, there are two main scopes: work-from-home and traditional HQ, which was the norm before the outbreak of COVID-19. Flexible office space sits between these two scopes and is part of a total office solution in the current landscape.

A group of professionals at a coworking space.

The Hive – Taipei, Taiwan

How Flexible Office Owners Are Meeting Tenants’ Current Needs

As a flexible space provider, OnePiece Work is making every effort to continue top-notch services in a more efficient, safe, and productive manner. Safety is a top priority as the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold. In order to provide a safe work environment, our team worked with numerous vendors to collect masks, hand sanitizer, and other essential equipment to distribute to our clients. 

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To effectively meet our community members’ needs, we must recognize the current issues that they’re facing and develop creative solutions. This requires adapting our current services and finding creative solutions to prevalent issues. 

A Bright Leasing Outlook For Flexible Office Spaces

The workforce has largely shifted to remote work, and flexible workspaces are a part of the “work from anywhere” phenomenon. This flexible marketplace will continue to grow into the future. But, enterprise clients struggling with the complexity of this change will need to focus on planning and strategy in the meantime. 

The question of when to return to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic is the toughest to answer. As confidence in the workspaces develops, momentum will increase and encourage workers to return. Flexible operators must understand the current needs of clients and are adjusting the workspaces accordingly will accelerate that confidence.

Cities were the most impacted by the pandemic. Major enterprises, like Pinterest and Twitter, terminated their urban HQ leases. Now, these enterprises are seeking distributed locations to allow their employees to return to the workspace when needed. This is one example of how enterprises are now looking to decentralize their offices. 

The needs of modern clients have changed. Health and safety are now top priorities, and flexible workspaces like OnePiece Work are keeping these priorities at the forefront.  


About Author

Vickey Li is the co-founder and CEO at OnePiece Work, a global community of innovative leaders in tech. OnePiece Work was built upon Vickey’s experience living and working abroad in major metropolitan cities like Shanghai, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. Her passion for community and extensive experience in commercial real estate led her to the vision of a cross-border coworking space that would promote entrepreneurship, innovation, and accelerate global expansion for startups. In just three years, OnePiece Work has expanded to 10 cities globally and is a community of over 300 companies worldwide.

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