Office costs are in excess of £20bn per year in the UK, yet nearly half the space is unused at any point in time during the working day.

bs-tiles-1This means there are huge savings to be made on space in the majority of office buildings. For this to happen, we need to break the one-desk-per-worker mentality that has become commonplace in office culture. The way to achieve this is, of course, through implementing agile working.

Introducing desk-sharing, group workspaces and lockers for staff’s belongings are effective ways to create a more efficient workspace.

Further Reading:
Why has office design not kept pace with the modern workforce
A balanced BBC article looking at the pros and cons of open planned workspaces
Tips from the Telegraph on choosing the right office space
A look into the history and future of offices and workspace