Employees are worried about the cleanliness of offices

The pandemic has made UK workers more mindful about their health and, by extension, the cleanliness of office spaces. This is according to a new report from smart building designer Infogrid, based on a poll of 2,000 UK employees, which states that the vast majority (73 percent) claim regular cleaning has the greatest impact on how safe they feel returning …

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Gartner forecasts huge collaboration market growth, despite return to offices

Although some workers are expected to return to their offices this year, many will remain remote or operate in a hybrid working model, driving significant growth in the social software and collaboration market. This is according to a new report from analyst house Gartner, which expects the market to be worth $4.5 billion this year, representing a 17.1 percent increase …

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Microsoft delays planned return to offices by a further six months

With the Covid-19 pandemic still causing disruptions worldwide, Microsoft has decided to extend the deadline for its return to US offices by another six months. In July, the company said it would aim to reopen its offices before January 2021. However, as the date has drawn closer, the company has been forced to push the planned return until July 2021. …

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Smart offices could soon replace remote working

The office of the future is likely to prioritize the health and wellness of employees, according to a new report for analyst house Gartner. The report argues that, once workers being returning the office en masse, many will have various health-related demands. Businesses, therefore, may be forced to transform offices into “smart, wellness-equipped office spaces”. This means integrating a number …

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