Questions to Ask Before You Change Your Office Space
What is the “why” you and your employees are coming to the office?
For a lot of companies, the answer is collaboration. For others, it is providing a space for employees to come periodically if they can’t or don’t want to work at home full time. A lot of people need the office as a social outlet or a place to “actually” get work done. Answering this will help dictate the overall square footage needed and configuration. (Private offices vs workstations vs hoteling options).
Target Giving Up Downtown Office Space
Per the Star Tribune Target will move out of approx 1 million SF of their Minneapolis office space.
Returning to the Office Post-Covid19
The return of employees to their Minneapolis office space has been halting and difficult. Wells Fargo, Target, and other major employers have delayed their return to the office several times, telling its employees recently that they will continue to work remotely through the summer. Some companies are bringing some employees back in this summer, but don’t expect occupancy levels to change much any time soon.