Why do we miss the office? And will we still love it when we return?

by | Jan 21, 2021 | Flexible Working, Meeting Rooms | 0 comments

Conference room setup at VenturePoint in San Antonio

Conference room setup for the post-pandemic


According to Belynda Cianci Before this pandemic, heading into the office every day was more than a routine. 


Now, after months of stay-at-home orders, many who once longed to work from home find themselves actually looking forward to the idea of transitioning back to the workplace. Tempering the excitement, however, is the reality that returning to the office may increase the risk of exposure.


Every return-to-work game plan is complicated and every workplace is different. Across conversations we’ve had with different organizations about their plans, one of the biggest questions remains: What do we do about the meeting rooms? 

It’s an understandable concern; safe physical distancing measures and the all-together-now vibe of office meeting spaces seem directly at odds. But do you need meeting rooms? 


We at VenturePoint encourage the type of collaboration, brainstorming, and teamwork that drives business forward.


In fact, over 50% of respondents in a recent Gensler survey said scheduled or impromptu meetings, and socializing are the main reasons they want to come back to the office. 


With these statistics in mind, the question isn’t “What do we do about meeting rooms?” but rather, “How do we make our meeting spaces the best they can be?” 


So this is what we at VenturePoint are doing:

  • Creating a conference room booking etiquette
  • Updating meeting space setups and policies
  • Updating conference room technology


With these updates all our members can take advantage of the power of our locations  with confidence. VenturePoint reassures our commitment to the health and safety of our members, and reiterating that good use of our locations is truly a VenturePoint staff effort, will allow you and your guests to enjoy the benefits of valuable in-person collaboration (or even just a great chat with a colleague in the break room) safely.



Read the full article from Belynda Cianci


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