Hybrid Offices For Working Flexibly13th October 2015
The number of employees demanding flexible working will only continue to rise, say those in industry, as latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show people have increasing access to internet.
Hybrid Offices For Working Flexibility
ONS figures reveal that 39.3 million adults access the internet every day. Stats show that 86 per cent of households have access to the internet, making it easier for people to work remotely, and with tube strikes in the capital denting the economy there’s every reason to make working remotely more of a possibility in a range of businesses.
One technology company says this means that “companies must adapt to this change in work culture or they risk damaging growth and staff morale”.
Condeco Software states the rise in more households with internet access means “businesses which create a technology powered hybrid office will see productivity rise, by catering for both employees who want to work flexibly and the needs of those that require a fixed desk to complete their tasks”.
Paul Statham, founder and CEO of Condeco, said: “UK households now enjoy almost universal access to the internet, which has grown exponentially from 2006, when only 57% of households were connected.
“The impact on our personal lives is obvious, but it has also transformed the way we work. Thanks to cloud-based collaboration and unified communications services such as email and video conferencing, a laptop and internet connection is all that most people need to perform their job. Ninety-six per cent of UK knowledge workers that have been given the chance to work from home have taken up the opportunity, and 94% would work from home twice a week if they could.”
Work wellbeing also comes into play as we move away from the traditional offices and become more fluid and flexible in our working approach.
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