Embracing Change: Companies Championing Remote and Flexible Work Options for Employees

Remote and Flexible Work
In the pursuit of work-life harmony, flexible office spaces have emerged as a game-changer. They offer the freedom to choose, break free from the daily commute, and create a productive and inspiring work environment.

Since 2020, the work landscape has changed dramatically. Many professionals who formerly commuted to work daily found themselves working from home. Offices shuttered, some permanently. This forced companies to look at the changing needs and preferences of their workforce – and to accommodate a different kind of work environment. Working from home is now the norm for many, while some corporations have embraced remote work and flexible work options. Sobon & Associates is here to explore a few companies’ scenarios – and the ways they’re making work, work.

Google: Part-time Flexibility

Google, a trailblazer in the tech industry, has long been a proponent of workplace flexibility. But a recent article cites that the search-engine powerhouse is looking for employees to come to the office part time, three days a week. What’s more, Google is requesting that employees who had approval to work from home reconsider their situation and come to the office on a hybrid schedule.

Save the Children: Hot Desks are Hot!

Headquartered in Fairfield, CT, this global non-profit also has offices in Washington, DC and Lexington, KY. The workforce has been remote since March of 2020, many new hires having never seen the inside of any of the offices. But now they’re welcoming staff back with open arms, on their own terms. To keep all employees connected – the organization has done away with assigned offices or cubicles and opted for “hot desks” using a software app to allow employees to reserve a desk or a conference room. While some employees were hired to be fully remote, some teams are encouraging employees to come to the office once per month. Optionally.

Allstate: Slashing Office Space

Insurance giant Allstate has cut back on traditional office space, opting instead for a flexible work strategy, according to a recent report published by Fortune. Fortunately for them, this move resulted in a boost in job applications, not to mention significant savings in overhead. The report says that 99% of employees work remotely or hybrid.

These companies mentioned above exemplify a growing trend in the business world—one size does not fit all when it comes to work arrangements. By embracing remote work and flexible options, these organizations not only respond to the changing expectations of their workforce but also position themselves as employers of choice in a competitive job market.

If you find yourself without an office, or a training facility, or a boardroom – look to Sobon & Associates.
Sobon & Associates offers flexible office space at hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly rates, as well as executive board rooms and training space, depositions, for meetings and events. Conveniently located at the junction of route 84 and 691 in Cheshire, we’ve been proudly serving the Hartford, New Haven areas and Cheshire, Wolcott and Waterbury and Central Connecticut communities for 34 years.