As the coronavirus pandemic times have become past now, several employers now contemplate making plans of asking their employees to return to offices to do their work. Companies are concerned about how will they bring their people back to offices and set up employee-friendly environments that will allow them to give their best. This is especially after remote working and work-from-home options became quite useful during the pandemic times.
Hybrid work and ESG – environmental, social, and governance initiatives are now prevalent from the board level to real-estate decision-makers, said Mike Davis who works as the Managing Director of Colliers (Asia-Pacific region). In his latest tour to India, Mike shared how the APAC region is going through a huge transformation in the way workspaces are thought about and used. The major concern now of the companies is how to get their people back and make them work in the office set-ups. Thus, hybrid work options are being explored all over.
Colliers is an international leader in real estate investment management and advisory services. The company provides Occupier services, which means provides consulting services to lessees such as project management, real estate management services, flexible workspace consulting, and workplace advisory, among others.
Mike also added how Colliers APAC region is mainly looking to provide an advantage to its occupier business all over the region wherein it is expecting a huge portion to originate from India. Mike is of the view that a large growth share of the company will be coming from the Indian markets and hence, he will be visiting the country quite frequently. There is a lot of scope for growth within India itself, said Mike.
The company when opened its new offices in the post-covid era had shared how they had designed the workspace based on the ESG criteria and giving maximum comfort for the employees and clients of Colliers. Having an employee strength of 18,000 and making a yearly revenue of $4.5 B, Colliers has a presence in 66 countries. The company provides real-estate and investment consulting to its clients for 28 years.
ESG is one of the important aspects of designing workspaces by Colliers. ESG is the basis and one of their core values. The company ensures to use ESG strategy in what and how they conduct their business. Colliers can make a huge difference in elevating the environment by minimizing environmental impacts, increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within Colliers, and promoting health and wellness in Colliers’ operations through client services and improving people’s lives.
Many companies in modern times are using hybrid work options for the mental and physical wellness of their employees. The way the world used to function before the pandemic times in a quite structured manner has been affected since the pandemic occurred in India and all over the world. Nowadays companies are trying to be more empathetic and understanding towards the needs and wellness of employees as well while they are on the journey to make more revenue and profits.