After salaries, accommodation accounts for the highest costs in most office-based organisations.
With office utilisation at only 55% on average, we are wasting a lot of money on heating, lighting and servicing empty, unused space and, theoretically, many employers could reduce office space needs by well over 30%, whilst guaranteeing that everyone always had somewhere to work.
Agile working can help to counteract poor use of space and lower facilities costs; this reduction of fixed office space is just one way agile working can reduce costs.
In addition if as part of your new working regime employees are working from home this also reduces the monetary and time costs imposed on them of commuting.
Surely, a win for everyone?
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See our article on the implications of home working in Safety Management magazine July 2015 and in pdf format here