A recent report from LinkedIn outlines the top ten office trends for 2021, and most will come as no surprise to managers who have worked through the challenges of last year. The focus on work from home options, hybrid home office and in-office positions, and a commitment to health and safety all reflect the new priorities of companies and employees. The start of the year provides the perfect opportunity to consider these trends and how to support offices and workers in the coming year. Thoughtful planning in Q1 can lead to strong performance throughout the year and allows management to proactively address employee concerns. Here are two trends to evaluate this month.Workers are prioritizing safety, security, and health when evaluating employers.Employees are critically examining health and safety precautions when considering a new job offer—or deciding whether to start a job hunt. Carefully structuring your workplace to adhere to federal health guidelines shows that you take employee health seriously. Outfitting your workplace with desk dividers and partitions allows employees to return to the office with confidence.The hybrid workplace and workforce.After a year of remote working, employees as well as employers are realizing the benefits of working in an office. Collaboration, socialization, and focus can be easier to obtain in a traditional office environment. As Dan Schwabel notes, “the hybrid workplace model allows for structure and sociability (at an office) while offering independence and flexibility (at home).” Create a plan for returning to the office and how to support your employees with a flexible model that will encourage maximum comfort and productivity.To outfit your office with partitions, panels, or more, visit our online store at any time. For assistance in updating or retrofitting your office, our knowledgeable sales team is ready to help with space planning and office furniture solutions. Book your consultation today.