There are a growing number of companies planning to shut their offices, with a view to having all their staff work from home permanently, and that could have an impact on the amount of time your tenants spend at home.
Last week, Denton’s law firm became the latest company to announce that it will continue with their current virtual working arrangements, while others are planning to follow suit.
New research commissioned by Attic Self Storage has found that although restrictions are being lifted, 41% of office workers are expected to continue their jobs from home, with 44% saying it is the most productive place they have ever worked.
For office workers, with 67% working for SMEs and 33% global heavyweights, more than a quarter - 28% - said their leaders see no point in returning to costly office spaces; and 19% are shutting down the office so that their staff can work mobile from home.
With many workers getting used to a work from home lifestyle, some people are having to get creative.
A quarter - 25% - are now making their homes multifunctional; 27% decorating or converting their homes; 36% decluttering to carry on working from home.
The most productive places to work from home are:
1. Kitchen table / dining area
2. Sofa / living room
4. Home office/ study
5. Garden / garden shed
8. Children’s room
Some 37% of Brits surveyed said that they are considering their own venture as a result of the pandemic.
Those wanting to start up on their own stated 12% - wanted to become their own boss; 10% - are inspired by location independence; 9% - want to spend more time with loved ones.
Top industries Brits want to start businesses in:
1. Technology and software
2. Freelancer / Consultant
4. Finance/ investments
5. Arts & crafts
6. Property / construction
7. Travel / tourism
9. Health/ Fitness
Frederic de Ryckman de Betz, founder and CEO of Attic, said: “We have seen an increase in business leaders and Kitchen Table Talent opting for storage over office space or upsizing their properties over recent months.”