This Working Life: Hybrid working requires a rethink of our office spaces

While full remote working is not sustainable in the future, we’ll never go back to the way we used to work, and our workspaces need to be adapted to reflect that

Future workplaces may incorporate more breakout and team-meeting rooms. Picture: Getty

The move to working from home in March 2020 was swift, and left many businesses scrambling to make it work. Although businesses didn’t know exactly how it would go, everyone was in it together.

This model, however, is not sustainable, nor is it what many people want long term. Zoom fatigue, isolation, the blur between work and home, and an always-on habit threaten mental wellbeing. In many businesses, there are team members who were hired ...