Published on:

09 November 2022

Updated on:

15 November 2022

Read time:

2 minutes

Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen a considerable amount of economic instability. This has led to a lot of companies changing tactics; being more cautious about how they spend their money.

Many businesses are looking to downsize right now or to reutilize their office space and, with the rise of co-working spaces, it’s easy to see why. Making redundant space work for you, generating income, is an attractive prospect and one that would see you retain your original footprint. We have met with companies who are looking into this option, considering the pros and cons.

The indisputable fact is, while working remotely and hybrid working is becoming the norm in most businesses, there’s a constant battle between time spent in the office, collaborating and having face-to-face meetings, and remote working, which can isolate the worker from the business.


of UK businesses allow hybrid working, through either formal or informal arrangements. Just 8% don’t, and 13% said it wasn’t generally applicable for their job or sector.

So, what’s possible?

A simple question with a seemingly equally simple answer. You can make your office, and the space you occupy, work for you by understanding your requirements.

Understanding the workforce and what your space needs to achieve will enable you to maximise your square footage and ensure your office is future-proofed. Maybe an office fit-out is long overdue but you don't want to change anything right now given the state of the economy.

But what happens when we come out the other side – which we, inevitably, will? Your space will be outdated, and no longer fit for purpose, and this will impact on morale, productivity and talent acquisition.

Future-proofing and redefining your space is what is needed right now. It’s what will make you bulletproof.

Looking to the future

The term ‘the office’ doesn't mean what it used to.

We understand the shifts that the office has undertaken in recent years. We’ve lived through surreal times, working from a point where we had to ensure workers had enough space to navigate themselves safely around each other to offering a space that employees want to return to and continuing working from.

The office that used to be no longer exists. Instead, we have workplace destinations.

Companies must be highly adaptable and flexible in their approach. Far too many have fallen behind instead of taking the opportunity to transition and stand as an example of change and the future.

Ensuring your office is fit for purpose is crucial to success in today's world. Making sure your office can transition and follow the same path your company is taking is the true mark of great office design.

It’s a merging of the physical and the metaphysical and it is key to your company’s survival and future growth.

How can Office Principles help?

We understand the journey you must go on to ensure your office is the right fit for you. Whether that’s repurposing your space, moving into a new space or simply redefining your office, our experts can take you on this journey and eliminate the risk of getting it wrong.

Why not speak to one of our team of professionals today and find out how we can help you to get it right?