While the June 15 reopening was cheered by businesses throughout Southern California, the Delta variant and complexities around vaccinations and masks prevented many companies from fully returning to their offices. Work-from-home and hybrid work policies have become standard practices, and the physical office space has taken on a new role.
“Let’s face it. We live in a new normal. Things are not what they used to be, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing,” says Casco CEO Cheryl Osborn. “For Casco, this is an exciting time full of innovation, creativity and good old-fashioned know-how.”
Over the past year, Casco’s team of talented designers, project managers and contractors have done extensive R&D on office trends to help you upgrade and reenergize your workspace.
Keep reading for three ways to update your space and make coming into work a perk versus a demand.
Reenergizing Indoor Space
Reenergizing your office means creating a welcoming environment where employees feel both safe and excited to work. It’s important to analyze your existing space to implement changes that can be made immediately as employees begin to return, while identifying longer-term projects that need building and electrical permits. Reinventing the workplace also includes a look at your overall footprint, which may need to accommodate for growth or reduction of your onsite workforce.
This holistic approach fosters a culture of confidence for both in-person and virtual meetings.
Introducing or Upgrading Outdoor Space
Outdoor workspaces not only provide fresh air and open space, they’re also the best way to take advantage of the Southern Californian weather. Using weatherproof and durable materials helps transform rooftops, courtyards and parking lots into inspiring and adaptable workspaces with wi-fi, power supply, comfortable seating and AV technology.
“If it can be imagined, then we can design it and make it,” Osborn says, “and there’s no need to choose between style and functionality.”
Going Green with EV Charging Stations
Future-proofing your business also includes infusing greener design and utility, such as charging stations for electric vehicles. Casco is a one-stop shop for EV needs from acquiring permits to construction and installation. This begins with a comprehensive onsite assessment, followed by functional and aesthetically pleasing design, then installation. The entire process is quick and easy.
“It's time to come back to work,” Osborn says. “It’s time to be together, collaborate and be creative. It’s time to make this new normal better than the old normal.”