3 mins | Work | 18 November 2021
The Indian government has been hugely successful in accelerating vaccination across the country. Additionally, the recent news of administering 1 billion vaccination doses has encouraged people to get back to their routine and boosted employee confidence to return to their workplaces. Along with this, corporates took the initiative of vaccinating their employees and continued following strict safety protocols at their offices.
The enforced ‘Work From Home’ phenomenon always had an expiry date due to the impact it had on one’s personal space which further accelerated mental health concerns. India is a society where we believe in inclusiveness and practise collaboration. Human interaction, networking, ideation and in-person discussion are aspects that we cannot eliminate from our culture and value system. Moreover, regular interaction with customers, clients, partners and team stimulate positivity and productivity as it enables work life balance.
The pandemic disrupted the entire economy and real estate was no exception. Commercial real estate was impacted the most due to the work from home set up and the acceleration in digital transformation. Fast forward today, and the increase in vaccination, relaxations and new business avenues has intensified commercial real estate demand. In the new age of millennials, office space has to undergo significant change in terms of space utilisation, automation and work environment. Also, with the increasing number of ambitious start-ups who aspire to take their businesses global are seeking office space that can complement their vision.
Employees are anxious about going back to office as they expect it be safe, functional and modern in their design. Long commuting hours and offices in standalone buildings are replaced by premium commercial towers that are a part of ready ecosystem which is sustainable, dynamic and offer great connectivity.
Contemporary workspaces encourage open workstations and respect privacy in the form of reading spaces thereby creating a perfect amalgamation of both worlds of modern and traditional. These designs adapt seamlessly to the external environment and offer technologically advanced solutions enhancing the employees physical and psychological needs thus improving efficiency.
Commerz was one of the first mixed-use development introduced in the country with premium workspaces and the luxury hospitality brand, The Westin. Developed by Oberoi Realty, it is a known address for Fortune 500 companies and has easy access to the upcoming metro, suburban railways and airports. Designed by HOK and LERA from the USA, Commerz is situated in a ready ecosystem and has two more commercial towers added to it. Commerz II is LEED certified and Commerz III is currently under development.
These times have been unprecedented in our history and working together has taken an entirely new meaning. Our transition back to work will redefine it further and can be made easy if workplaces support our expectations and promise to keep us safe in the future.
What part we play can make it something extraordinary!