Changing workforce and workplace
Here’s something else to think about: Are more of your employees working from home at least a few days a week—or even working remotely all the time? Many organizations are creating flexible work spaces where employees don’t have assigned cubicles or offices. This includes “hoteling” where temporary workers reserve desk space as needed. Such options are becoming more popular with today’s workforce. According to GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com:
- 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency.
- 80% to 90% of the US workforce says they would like to telework at least part time. Two to three days a week seems to be the sweet spot that allows for a balance of concentrative work (at home) and collaborative work (at the office).
- Fortune 1000 companies around the globe are entirely revamping their space around the fact that employees are already mobile. Studies repeatedly show they are not at their desk 50-60% of the time.