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.
This 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.
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