How does the office
need to change in the context of flexible working
and new collaboration technologies?
In this section we highlight
creative approaches to office design and use. We also look at
the opportunities for reduction of office costs. And we provide
guidance on how to find out if your property costs are
excessive, and how changing work practices can lead to both
improved productivity and cost reduction.
the new smart low carbon workspace
A new government-backed report looks at the new wave
of flexible third-party workspace
OfficePod - bringing the office home
There are many choices when it comes to buying a
home or garden office. But now there's a slick
new alternative - the OfficePod. The OfficePOD is a
ready-made modern office, and is packaged as a
complete outsourcing solution for employers
Shrinking the office
For many employers, one of the most sought-for benefits of
flexible working is to create the potential to reduce office
costs. But moving from aspiration to implementation can be
tricky. How do you know what can be achieved, what are the
steps you need to take to maximise the benefits and how do you
get everyone to buy into the process?
Sharing space - the
Desk sharing - often characterised or caricatured as "hotdesking"
- is often a concept too far for people who otherwise want more
flexibility. As they say in Switzerland, "Love your
neighbour - but don't tear down the fences yet".
Here we look at the arguments for desk sharing in the context of
flexible work, and how to get it right.