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Trends in Office Space Lease Reflect Movement Towards Efficiency and Flexibility

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Meeting room space is a valuable resource in the today’s business world. It is also a resource that business owners are increasingly selective and particular about:  Office space lease demand is progressively reflecting the modern workforce’s expectation that it be both innovative and environmentally friendly. Inherent, though, in this desire to be cutting edge, yet responsible, is the wish to be efficient, yet flexible.  The average number of square feet leased by many employers has both decreased and been reorganized—a trend that some expect to last into the foreseeable future. Here are some reasons why:

Advancements in Technology: New technologies mean that the workforce enjoys constant connection to the Internet with multiple devices.  Meeting room space need not be decided by its proximity to wired Internet access. Data storage solutions such as cloud computing—which only continues to grow—allows for enhanced and universally accessible data management—with reduced IT costs and increased energy efficiency in an office space lease. As a result, company employees may enjoy a more streamlined workload, and therefore a more pleasant and flexible work environment all around.

Telecommuting: Remote working has also shaped the demand for meeting room space.  Most obviously, it reduces the demand for dedicated physical desk space in a long-term office space lease. It also lends flexibility to location and the particular space needed when meetings or professional collaboration is needed. The prioritizing of remote working allows employees the flexibility to work within their own optimal atmosphere and schedule preferences, and it allows employer to arrange meeting room space that is optimized for any tasks needing to be accomplished.

Efficient Workplace Design and Strategies:  Office space design has evolved alongside a changing workforce and work culture. Efficient workspace is not only a reference to smaller size, but to flexibility in how it’s arranged. Studies have indicated that a younger, modern workforce, though articulating a desire to have access to quiet, private workspace, is overall looking for more open, collaborative meeting room space. Such space is said to allow for productive social interaction, emphasize creativity, and generally promote the ability to move around and enjoy the space.

Environmental Conscience: Finally, one way companies are implementing sustainable environmental standards is by seeking office space lease options in newer buildings that produce a smaller environmental impact. Making due with less space also helps ensure that high standards are sustainable and thereby more easily adhered to, especially in terms of heating, cooling, and electricity consumption; virtual meeting room space gives employers the advantage of avoiding  energy, time, and human resource waste.

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