With most of the workforce across industries working from home throughout most of 2020, conversations about adaptability to this new normal are getting stronger. Experts’ reports indicate that there is a growing preference among employees to work remotely, enabling them to avoid daily commuting traffic and affording them better flexibility in managing their time.
“Since Malaysians entered RMCO, we have noticed a transition from working from home towards working near home where people choose a place to work nearby their home be it in a café or a public environment,” said Devendran.
“To complement the new trend of post-pandemic living, we have introduced community spaces that are functional for social gatherings and work in our developments. Work-near-home is an idea to identify a balance between getting the office work done without distraction while at the same time being near your home, where you can attend to house needs without worrying about having to travel far,” Devendran added.
While working from home allows flexibility, some may feel a sense of isolation and prefer to work among people.
“Keeping to Gamuda Gardens’ theme of living amidst lush greenery, we incorporated a co-working space surrounded by nature’s tranquillity at the Maria Hillside Homes precinct, where people can work, network or chill in a lush alcove,” said Devendran, adding that this co-working space will feature a modem outdoor office concept equipped with furniture and high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity.
Illaria Hillside Homes’ co-working space also features a cineBOX which has dual functions. During the day, it can be a place where meetings are held while come night time, it can be turned into a movie theatre for community gatherings. It is equipped with basic facilities like a projector screen and audiovisual equipment.
In Gamuda Cove, plans are underway to build a Community Hub in the upcoming Enso Woods precinct where residents can organise group meetings or work remotely in individual working pods with retractable screens and roof covers. The Community Hub is fully air-conditioned for users’ comfort.
Featuring individual or group working spaces, a dining zone, plug and play zone as well as community farming plots and a solar rooftop, this Community Hub at Enso Woods is planned with the people and the environment in mind.
Staying true to its people and nature-centric design and planning approach, Gamuda Land is once again at the forefront of innovation to deliver sustainable value for its customers in the years to come.