Within the first 100 days of 2020, our daily lives, the way we work and communicate has drastically changed. The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) across the world has caused companies to completely readjust their operations in an effort to halt the spread and quite frankly, to stay in business during these challenging times.
Many of us have not gotten used to the reality that is telecommuting for work and play, a term that many of us may not have heard of, or are even remotely familiar with. But what happens when life goes back to normal?
Chances are telecommuting might be the new norm.
Many people are now just starting to be comfortable with telework for the first time and figuring out all sorts of productivity methods. That could mean that the workforce and employers become comfortable with it. But that doesn’t mean all those remote workers will work at home forever. After a couple of months of lockdown and working at home, it is likely that millions of people will be eager to work from somewhere else, anywhere else.
A. Enjoy working remotely?
The pandemic is prompting cities all over the world - Singapore included, to embrace teleworking. Coworking spaces will play a key role by hosting the relocated remote workers.
Once we are out of “circuit breaker” mode, things probably won’t return to exactly the way they were. Many businesses may want to keep their offices less busy or downsize to save on some costs, but so many employees will be begging to get out of their homes for a change.
The best news here is: your employees may even become more productive from home. Giving employees the choice of going to a coworking space whenever they want to will ease the “burden” of isolation in their minds, replacing it with a sense of freedom and a change of environment. A place that is close to home is good for getting work done as it saves precious time from commuting, but more importantly, it’s free from the pressures of working from a traditional office or headquarters. Research shows that people feel a lot more comfortable in coworking spaces than at the usual office setting for a few reasons, one of them being the ability to be and act as themselves. In other words: freedom!
Spaceship offers flexi plans, so you or your employees can just drop-in whenever you want a break from the house or access to a better setting to increase productivity. Spaceship is also conveniently located in Eunos & Ang Mo Kio, close to the eastern and northern/central areas of Singapore.
B. Cost saving measures to recover from loss of revenue or lull economy
It’s no secret that the largest operating costs any companies face is rent.
Pantries, reception, common areas, meeting rooms and training facilities are nice to have, but you have to admit, they ONLY take up space. If that’s not the core of your business, just accept it: you don’t need it. Unless your business is taking full advantage of these facilities for at least 80% of the time, it might not be necessary.
For example, if we talk about Singapore's commercial real estate prices in an accessible area and Grade A building, an office space alone (1000sq. ft.) could cost approximately $83k per year, at best, not including utilities, fit out etc.
In Spaceship, you pay for what you use. Why rent 1,000 sq.ft. when all you need is 500 sq.ft. or less? With meeting rooms, phone booths & break out areas available in Spaceship, you can make use of these facilities when you need them and good news, these real estate costs won’t show up on your balance sheets, allowing you to put these precious resources into growth and where better to do it than at Spaceship - the space for supersonic growth! (Psst! We are offering 50% off your first 6 months!* Call us at 91148101 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more! Offer ends 1 Aug 2020!**)