The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in employees working from home. But, the Google Mobility statistics as per the GPS tracking indicate that the workforce in Qatar has been gradually returning to the offices after Eid Al Fitr.
This was revealed at a webinar yesterday by Cushman & Wakefield Qatar, while presenting its Qatar Real Estate Market report for second quarter of the year.
Although Work-from-Home has proven successful for several companies, Cushman & Wakefield are of the opinion that there will a gradual change in the way the offices are used, rather than a steep decline in office demand.
In future, the workplaces will see an increased ‘hot-desks’ and meeting rooms rather than usual workstations, and there will be more flexibility towards employees working from home.
The webinar also focused on aspects such as the impact of Covid-19 on various sectors of real estate market in Qatar in the recent past.
Cushman & Wakefield also presented their international ‘Recovery Read’ document, which guides landlords and employers in safely reopening their workplaces.
The report serves as a strategic and practical guide, prepared with input from several international experts in health and safety, and is based on Cushman & Wakefield’s experience in property management in Asia, wherein they assisted over 10,000 companies with more than one million employees to return to their workplace by end of April 2020.