We believe that organisations must learn to think of workplaces as assets as well as a cost.
Businesses should not wait until costs need to be cut before reviewing their office space. Instead, it is important they look at how to achieve more from it and with it, as they would with any other form of expenditure.
Using property efficiently and treating it as a resource to be optimised can deliver tangible benefits in employee performance through increased productivity and wellbeing.
Recent research by the British Council of Offices has considered the best way these benefits might be realised. Over 60% of the large organisations sampled believe that professional teams should be asked to make recommendations to improve office performance or that there should be greater staff consultation on matters affecting the workplace (61%).
We believe that any delay in optimising the use of office space is an opportunity missed.