With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic taking effect in 2020, adapting to the current situation and the changes it brings in every business is inevitable. The Indian economy is slowly bouncing back to a “new normal” and most industries – including co-working spaces are re-inventing their business model to adapt to a post pandemic life.The ability to nest a strong community spirit determined to win in these trying times will bat well for the co-working industry.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown has brought about a realization among MNCs that co-working spaces have the potential to change the dynamics of a workplace forever.
To face all the challenges, let us see a few steps that are deemed as new normal –
Office tours go virtual
Virtual office space tours have become inevitable with lockdown restrictions in placeto pause travel (onsite visits). Whether through Skype or Zoom, businesses are still planning for the future by looking for office space as the virus spread recede. There is an increase in clients opting for virtual office tours, thus providing a 360 degree view of the space enables prospective tenants to have a fully immersive experience.
Virtual office gains attention
Although teams are working from home, businesses need an address for business continuity. Clients are benefitting from the virtual offices services, such as – reception services, a business mailbox and mail management at an economical price to help with day to day operations.
Co-working spaces are in hunt for new clients. A lot of new ideas are infused to attract the new customers as well as existing ones. Some co-working spaces are offering new members rent-free occupation for up to two months (based on the duration of the agreement) and flexible leasing arrangements to support businesses as they return to the office. Other space providers are offering discounts like 15% off for the first three months.
Safe Secure Sanitized
Some employees need to function out of an office due to lack of technology and distractions around the home, during this pandemic era we see many companies using private office space to accommodate their team members who are unable to work from home. Workspaces have now implemented stringent cleaning measures, including cleaning services every few hours, top-grade disinfectant across all surfaces and social distancing setups which provide adequate spacing between occupants.
More than just a space provider
We see Co-working providers evolve from just being shared workspace providers to being fully integrated workspace solution platform for their clients. Co-working players are providing unique experiences and engagements by offering state of the art amenities and managing the complete building ecosystem by bringing events and community focus to the occupants. It also offers products to the entire spectrum of work requirements including co-working, enterprise solutions and remote working.
The Executive Zone has adapted itself to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 and are ready for the “new normal”. With more safer, more secure and updated workspace environment located at Chennai’s most popular business address – Anna Salai, we offer a selection of high-spec serviced office suites for a better future.