Following an economic slump due to a pandemic, Delhi NCR, Mumbai and Pune have seen a steady increase in visits to workplaces compared to other cities in the past two months and are approaching pre-pandemic levels, a study says. from Colliers. These cities are approaching pre-pandemic levels. Traffic has also improved significantly in all cities in the past two weeks, the study said.
For the study, the Canada-based company examined key trends identified in the Google Covid-19 Community Mobility Reports to understand the change in workplace visit patterns in the country’s six largest cities.
The general market has seen a wave of job openings in the last few months following the fading impact of the third wave of Covid-19, and good vaccination coverage among the eligible population. As of March 2022, several technology and IT companies have begun calling employees to the workplace at least twice a week, with most of these majors opting for a hybrid work policy, the study found.
“Companies should focus on ‘What does the employee want in the workplace’ In general, users show a clear preference for next-generation offices. The focus should be on building the office for the wishes of the employees, with ’employee experience’ remaining central,” according to the research.
Returning to the workplace has been a recurring theme for two years, shortly after each wave. But now companies are opening the office with more zeal. The second quarter of 2022 will be a crucial period as more companies are likely to open their workplaces via a hybrid model.
“We are already seeing companies encouraging face-to-face team meetings, team discussions and brainstorming sessions that have taken place virtually over the past two years. We are also seeing companies opt for next-gen office spaces that act as centers of collaboration and innovation,” said Ramesh Nair, CEO, India and Managing Director, Market Development, Asia, Colliers.
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