How do I convince people to start coming back into the office at the beginning of next year? I own this office space that used to have fifty people per day in its four walls, and now I’m lucky to get five people to come in a week. I read all the time about how the shift to working from home has been great, but it hasn’t been great for everyone. What about those of us that own office spaces that no one uses?
I pay so much overhead that I really can’t afford to keep the space if no one is going to use it. So, I’m going to upgrade my office design. In the Melbourne CBD, people are more likely to want to work in places that have modern facilities and a contemporary look. I’m going to talk to the local office designers and see if they can create an office space like this. I don’t have too many spare funds these days, so I’m hoping they will be able to design an attractive and functional space to suit my budget. I’m not sure how easy that will be to achieve.
I’m feeling a bit hopeless about the whole situation if I’m being honest. It’s not that I don’t think the office designers will do a good job, it’s that I don’t know if my employees will even want to come back to the office once I’ve made all these upgrades. I’ve read so many things about people loving working from home, and how much better people’s lives are now that they don’t have to commute to the city anymore. From a business owner’s perspective, it’s not a good thing. Even if I get the best commercial fitouts Melbourne has to offer installed in my space, my employees might not want to come back.
Part of me thinks that I should just give up and sell my office space. We could be a fully remote workforce… but I’ll try this first.