Malbern Garden Rooms keep their eyes and ears open as to what is happening around the world in the land of working practice. The United States Before the pandemic Americans spent 5% of their working time at home. By spring 2020 the figure was 60%. The shift has gone better than expected. People are working longer hours, but they report higher levels of happiness and productivity. As lockdowns lift, working from home is likely to stay.
A growing body of research points to what post-pandemic working patterns may look like. In one paper José Maria Barrero, Nick Bloom and Steven Davis, three economists, survey thousands of Americans and conclude that, after the pandemic, the average employee would like to work from home nearly half the time. This was reported in The Economist April 8th 2021 and it makes us ask the question, “Will the UK be the same?”
It is trends like this that drives Malbern Garden Rooms to make sure we’re abreast of what the person working from home needs. Paramount we are finding is a comfortable work space, where they can work without distraction to ensure their productivity doesn’t suffer. We are finding that for a person to be able to get up and be in their office within thirty minutes is a great bonus and adds to their work life balance. An online meeting will never be able to replace that actual face to face meeting but surprisingly, maybe, is that in a Typeform poll of 2000 workers and managers 25% reported that there were no downsides to working from home.
Malbern Garden Rooms do everything they can to make sure your Malbern Garden Room Office is not only fit for purpose, but with the right design, fit for work and leisure purpose.
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