What’s #Trending in the Workplace
for 2021

workplace trends

February 18, 2021 | Business

2020 has changed the workplace dramatically, affecting everything from how we communicate with our coworkers to how we do business with clients and market to customers. In 2020, on our District Offices’ blog, we covered new topics like virtual onboarding, how to hold safe in-person meetings, finding your remote work style, and more. And as we all hope for a return to normalcy, it’s hard not to wonder how much of this is here to stay?

With the vaccine rollout, there’s finally a small light at the end of this very long tunnel, so let’s look ahead into 2021 and focus on a few of the upcoming workplace trends.

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Getting Back into an Office Routine

Office Routine

February 10, 2021 | Coworking, Dedicated Desks, Private Offices

We’re now almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, something that has required us to stay at home and rethink how we spend our days. By now, most of us are thinking longingly of our carefree days in the office and even of the commute to work.

But after a year of being out of the game, you might not be quite ready to make the leap back to in-person working. We understand. Just like getting back into a workout routine after some time off, getting back to the office can seem a bit daunting. Will those “work” muscles still function the same way? How much of a transition is going to be involved?

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The Perks of an On-Demand Workspace in Washington D.C.

Workspace in DC

January 21, 2021 | Coworking, Washington DC

Business today is all about being flexible and personalized. Just like we want to access our entertainment a la carte, we want the same from our workplaces. That’s why D.C. workspaces like District Offices exist – to give you everything you need from a workplace when you want it. Here are just some of the reasons our drop-in, on-demand spaces are a winning bet.

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Welcoming Employees Back to the Office

Welcoming Employees Back

January 13, 2021 | Business, Shared Office Space

It’s a new year, and we’re all feeling a sigh of relief that 2020 is finally in the rearview mirror. However, this doesn’t mean that everything is suddenly back to normal. COVID-19 is still spreading across the US, and various restrictions remain. How can your company acknowledge this while supporting your employees? It’s time to set the tone for the new year, and we have a few ideas on how to welcome employees into 2021 and hopefully back into the office as well.

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Virtual Onboarding: 5 Steps to Onboard New Remote Employees

virtual onboarding

December 16, 2020 | Business, Virtual Offices

With remote working now the norm, the onboarding process has never been more important. Rather than the on-the-fly approach that many organizations are used to, a more structured effort is now essential to make sure that new hires aren’t missing out on vital info or connections. Here’s how to deliver a world-class onboarding for your new recruits.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Team this Year

virtual holiday party

December 4, 2020 | Meetings & Events

2020 was a tough year for everyone, and with a spike in cases and more shutdowns, it’s not getting any easier.  So, what can your company do to lift everyone’s spirits?

It’s more important than ever to thank your employees for their hard work and to celebrate the wins. To help, we’ve brainstormed some ideas so you can have a festive and safe virtual gathering with your team.

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Agile Businesses Need Agile
Office Neighborhoods

office neighborhood

November 24, 2020 | Business, Coworking, Private Offices

When your workspace shapes how you work, it is little wonder that workplace design is on everyone’s minds. Organizations have always strived to create workplace environments that foster productivity and employee happiness. This is why we’ve seen the shift from cubicle farms to vast open-plan spaces – and now something in between. We call this flexible, something-for-everyone solution the “agile office neighborhood.”

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The Value of a Private Office

Private Office

November 4, 2020 | Private Offices

In a time where working in coffee shops is no longer feasible and working side by side with colleagues is potentially dangerous… private offices make more and more sense. With so many of us now working from home, it’s becoming increasingly harder to create clear divisions between our jobs and our lives. But this sort of separation is important, not just for your own mental health, but for your relationships. While it is important to stay safe during this pandemic, it is also important not to allow your work life to spill over into your personal life.

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In-Person Meetings Still Matter: How to Hold a Safe In-Person Meeting

Meeting space

October 28, 2020 | Meetings & Events

Remote meetings have allowed businesses to continue operating throughout the pandemic. Technology has allowed conferences to pivot into webinars and events to be held virtually. But no matter the platform you use – it’s still not the same as meeting in person.

Virtual meetings have their limits. It’s easier to be less engaged (i.e. turn on mute and turn off your camera), long meetings tend to exhaust employees, and it’s hard to build strong relationships. Every so often, an in-person meeting is necessary.

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Office Transitions: How to Prepare to Return to the Office

returning to the office

October 22, 2020 | Business, Dedicated Desks

As restrictions ease and a new normal rolls in, companies are allowing their employees to return to the office. But it’s not like the day we had all hoped for where the pandemic magically disappears; it comes with social distancing protocol, enhanced cleaning, and mask-wearing. Whether returning to work is mandatory, optional, or a hybrid of going in a few days of the week– it comes with a lot of anxiety and things to consider. Not to mention dealing with homeschooling and childcare on top of that. So how does one prepare?

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