Space Saving – new ‘social’ ways of working.

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Embracing breakout zones, hot-desking, office pods and FLEXIBLE WORKING!

People are usually an organisation’s biggest cost. Equally they should always be their greatest asset too.

Many employers are currently struggling to balance the constant need for cost reductions. Outsourcing and flexible working whilst trying to retain or attract talent to maintain services and improve productivity is difficult.

Coupled with this is the need to dispose of surplus infrastructure and to condense office space. This is leaving many organisations increasingly looking to reduce their property support people and their work. The result is compressing occupant densities and dispersing teams with remote or flexible working. Most of all his brings new challenges in terms of infrastructure and workspace design.

Many public and private companies are looking to extend flexible working across their organisations to help retain key staff. This helps create a more productive workforce and support carbon targets. This makes property assets work harder by re-defining work settings and space requirements. Ultimately improving the ‘bottom line’.

Successfully implementing flexible working is not something that happens overnight. It requires time, energy and input from many sources across the client organisation and its suppliers. Early engagement to understand the key space requirements is vital. IT investment, technology, management capability and changing work practices will significantly benefit the outcome of the workspace design.

In conclusion…

New ways of working empowers and supports people to work where, when and how they choose to maximise their productivity. Finally, Innovation increases and ultimately they can deliver best value to the company. Every organisation is different and has different levels of capability. However if managed well, introducing new working practices can significantly cut fixed and variable costs. It can also reduce environmental impact, improve productivity, resilience and customer focus.

This ultimately creates a more satisfied workforce with a better work life balance.

This is at the core of what space-pod does! We have helped many SME’s and larger organisations to maximise their working spaces into more open, modern and ‘social’ environment. We have also achieved some notable productivity and working environment improvements.