The Office Isn’t Dead, But How Redundant Is It: Culture & Change
Businesses (offices) have always had to be able to deal with change; be it cultural, legal, or economic. As a result, they have always carried some degree of redundancy.
Most of the time it has been focused on economic uncertainty and events. These have always affected work and office use but in the end, we have returned to some degree of “normality”.
But the pandemic was not just an economic event. It was a structural change where the whole idea of work and the office changed. It has started a revolution just like the printing press, the combustion engine and the assembly line.
This time, the idea that we will return to normal is redundant in itself.