Rishi Das, Co-founder, IndiQube

Rishi Das is an accomplished industry leader and a well-recognised entrepreneur. His interest in diverse sectors has led him on a journey of growth across talent acquisition, HR management & commercial real estate. This exposure has helped him create great value through the companies he has set up, namely CareerNet, HirePro & IndiQube.


Just like everyone else, sometimes you too must have wondered – “when will all of this end?”. And just like everyone else, you too must be hoping that it does soon. So far, the pandemic has left us all worrying and in doubt about what it envelops. And rightly so! With newer discoveries and strains being identified in such short intervals, it is difficult to imagine the picture we see of the future. But one thing that remains is the inevitable ‘change’. And when it comes to workspaces it is no different!

As we go on adapting to this dynamic situation in our daily and corporate lives, with the dangers of the second wave hovering above us, we are rebuilding our work-life habits too. That’s true! We are moving towards taking precautions more and more seriously and hygiene can no longer be ignored at any cost.

Here’s what we have learned from the second wave so far –

Faster recovery

Economically, the effect of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy is likely to be muted, according to the Ministry of Finance’s monthly economic survey recently. However, as per the rating agency Fitch, its economic impact may be less than what was seen last year. This points out a faster recovery of the markets in the future and a faster recovery means business and workspace engagement for the corporates. Since flexible workspaces are increasingly becoming the new normal, expecting healthy growth in this industry looks great!

Stricter hygiene requirements

Corporates now have extended even greater support to their stakeholders. They are taking all possible measures to ensure the well-being of their employees. With the lessons from the second wave now, most of them have included better healthcare practices at workplaces and enforced adequate measures for precaution. Flexible workspaces give them an edge in doing. They enable businesses to better organize workspace while ensuring that measures are undertaken properly. Hence for the better, there can be a surge in their demands after the pandemic is over.

Flexible office infrastructure

With flexible workspaces, the corporates enjoy plenty of benefits. Co-working spaces, boost in employee morale, and creativity are to name a few. Handling the return of this wave has taught us important lessons about how dynamic the future might be. With this dynamism more and more businesses are taking steps to make themselves adaptive and future-ready. Undoubtedly workspaces themselves are increasingly rebuilding themselves and becoming more flexible.

The costs

Flexible workspaces are a great way to reduce costs. Businesses are increasingly shifting to such workspaces because this enables them to reduce their capital expenditures by a great margin. As the pandemic prevails and the wave hits again seriously than before, the costs are becoming a huge concern for businesses. Once out of this, businesses would try to save costs and those that aren’t taking advantage of such flexible workspaces may develop some inclination towards them very shortly. Should they not? They should absolutely!

The above-mentioned are just some of the highlights that show us that the future can be prepared for today if we start adopting better alternatives. Adaptive workspaces and flexible office structures have aligned the corporate lives with the need of the hour. They are just the right thing that is complementing this change in the business world. And with their increasing popularity, they can be a solution to the workspace requirements that arise out of the pandemic.

Competitive cost advantage, customized office structures, lower Capex, ready-to-move-into spaces, increased productivity, all this by just taking the right step and shifting to a promising and growing workspace model!

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