According to IWG’s recent Global Workspace Survey, 85% of businesses have introduced or have plans to introduce a flexible workspace policy.
The benefits of flexible workspaces are mostly focused on low commitment, but there are many other benefits that serve both employers and employees.
Services offices allow companies looking to grow to take reduced risks. For example, if your firm is looking to expand into a new country, flexible workspaces allow you to find a space that cuts down on set-up, capital investment and property management expenses.
Flexible workspaces also help companies be more agile by offering flexible leases. If your company is dealing with the impact of an economic downturn, they can avoid the headache of breaking leases or finding a buyer to take up the location. On the other hand, if your business is doing well, you can expand your space requirements.
Using the correct amount of space also allows companies in a flexible workspace to play their part in becoming more sustainable. Flexible offices have been found to cut down on carbon footprint by reducing employee commutes, reducing paper usage through the use of apps, electronic booking systems and more.