Over the past year, many office workers have adapted to working remotely. Few are ready to fully abandon the prospect of working from home to return to the office full-time, so there has to be a middle-ground to accommodate their needs and concerns. Advanced and secure cloud-based technology has made it possible for more office workers to work from home and productivity levels are up.

So, what does this mean for office rentals in Ottawa and Mississauga? How will the desire for people to continue working from home impact commuting to work in 2021?

In this article, we explore some of the ways in which commuting to work will be different in a post-pandemic world in 2021 and beyond.

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Connected and Contactless Commutes

Unless you happen to live within a half hour of your workplace, commuting to and from work every single day can be exhausting, frustrating, and downright stressful. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury or ability to work from home. Essential workers have had to continue going into work during the pandemic. Sitting in traffic for long periods of time can make even the calmest person lose their cool. And after being able to work from home for over a year, many employees are dreading having to return to the daily grind of commuting to and from work again.

Local governments and employers are combatting this commuting dread by creating stronger, more sustainable, and practical infrastructure to accommodate new commuting standards and encouraging more people to drive less. Initiatives for safer and more reliable subsidized public transit are being set in motion to encourage more people to find alternative modes of transportation than driving.

Flexible Office Hours

Even with these new initiatives in place, however, it’s still going to take a while for employees to be fully comfortable returning to the office full-time. In fact, it may never happen. Having employees come into the office on a scheduled rotation is expected to be the new norm going forward. This gives employees more flexibility in their work schedule and allows them to spend less time commuting into work without completely eliminating the need for short-term offices in Ottawa and Mississauga.

Remote, But Still Connected

Advanced technology and secure cloud-based computing having made it possible for employees to maintain and even increase their productivity levels while working from home. The best part is that they can still continue to communicate with their coworkers on a need-be basis through instant messaging, email, video calls, or even regular phone calls. As a result, many office spaces in Ottawa have started offering what’s known as virtual office rentals to help support businesses that plan to continue the remote working model.

If you’re looking for office space for lease or rent in Ottawa and Mississauga to accommodate your ever-changing workforce, then you’ve come to the right place. Innovative Professional Offices provides all of the office amenities you need to help make your business a success. Contact us today to learn more about our hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly office rentals or virtual rentals.