Companies and employees have understood, that the work will be more in the same conditions, and after the telework imposed by the confinement, everyone is looking for solutions to imagine the world of tomorrow. In all cases, the real estate office seems to be a designated victim
Telework has allowed a large number of employees to (re)discover the virtues of an everyday life with less public transport, but also felt the pleasure to work from home. On the business side, the period has highlighted, that many of the missions, deemed so far not télétravaillables, could in reality be carried out remotely. And this evolution changes everything for the office real estate in particular.
And the Institute of savings and housing foncière (IEIF) has published a study, in which 30 % of office jobs are potentially affected by teleworking (and even 40 % in Ile-de-France). Most of telework, it is so much employed in offices of businesses, and therefore local to lower.
The space of work, a seemingly inexorable decline in office buildings
This trend, born before the confinement, is not a revolution but a simple acceleration of a trend that began in the early 1990s. So, in 1980, a company spent an average of 18 m2 per employee, and included 110 workstations per 100 employees. At the end of last year, the size was already reduced with 11 m2 per employee, and a forecast of 80 jobs for every 100 employees. For a company of 1,000 employees, the need is past, in a few decades, of 19800 m2 to 8,800 m2, a decrease of nearly 56 %.
And the trend is therefore expected to strengthen in the months and years to come. Many companies are considering to retain the telework in their habits. Will-your to offices with 40, 50 or 60 jobs for 100 employees ? Or the companies will prefer they focus more on the Flex Office or even on the spaces of coworking ? Always it is that office real estate is not a sector, on which the wind blows from the optimism, all the more that the recent surge in green in the municipal elections is not a sign of rejoicing for the business districts !