2022 Facility Management Trends & Insights for Returning to Work

After adjusting to new ways of working while facing a global pandemic, we’re all looking at the start of 2022 with promise. While questions like “should you bring employees back into the office? Does the hybrid approach work?” will remain unanswered into the new year, there are new opportunities ahead for facilities managers to rethink the role of the office, make smarter decisions about real estate, and reinvent how employees are able to connect with the workplace.

What’s Next for Facility Management in 2022?

While facing these continuous uncertain times, facility managers need to look towards solution-based opportunities that will allow for new ways of thinking in the years to come. 

Deploying flexible office solutions like CORT Furniture-as-a-Service™ that can allow the workplace to easily transition with any new demands is one of the first steps. Next is embracing new technologies that monitor how office spaces are currently being utilized and how they will need to be optimized for the future. 4SITE by CORT, a sensor-based workplace occupancy and utilization platform, does just this. 

To help you with your planning, we’ve put together our “2022 Facility Management Trends & Insights.” First brought together at the 2021 IFMA World Workplace Conference, we surveyed more than 1,000 attendees to give us their perspectives on the trends that will impact facility managers in 2022 and to learn what approach their organizations are taking while deciding the benefits vs. the outcomes of the office this next year.

Within our survey, we found that the results were positive and hopeful, with managers exploring a variety of options for bringing back employees to a safer work environment.

We hope our infographic helps shed some insight into smart and efficient workplace solutions for companies returning to the office.

2022 Facility Management Survey

Why CORT Furniture-as-a-Service for Returning to the Office?

How can Facilities Managers avoid decommission cost and hassle for furniture not needed 1, 2, 5 years from now? CORT’s access vs. ownership approach to furniture allows flexibility based on changing needs. Utilizing 4Site sensors provides the utilization data to make informed decisions for what the next phase of workplace should be.

Celeste McLane, CORT Strategic Account Manager – National Accounts

If we’ve learned anything during the last 18 months, it’s this: flexibility, agility, and adaptability are the keys to being able to respond quickly to disruptions of any kind. CORT’s Furniture-as-a-Service model provides organizations with the ability to pivot quickly, with low risk – allowing you to redesign your office to meet your business goals today and quickly change things up where they’re needed tomorrow.

Because CORT assumes all the risk, we’re able to provide access to furnishing your workplace needs without the burden of ownership. If something breaks, we fix it. Need to scale up or down? You don’t have to pay for storage or scramble to get additional furnishings. FaaS provides a combination of high quality and a variety of options both on-trend and classic by design.

Ready to work with CORT Furniture Rental? Discover the benefits of FaaS for returning to the office or explore our website to learn more about how we can help you redesign your office to best suit your changing needs.