UK Companies Could Save £34 Billion Through Flexible Working
Independent research says cash-strapped ‘UK Plc’ is missing on gigantic efficiencies of £34bn by not doing enough flexible work.
Pollsters YouGov arrived at the huge figure by surveying 500 business decision makers as part of a study commissioned by network giant Vodafone.
The data shows that bosses simply don’t know how much money their businesses could be saving by adopting a hot-desk policy and letting more staff work out of the office.
Thus, while business leaders told researchers one less fixed desk might return them £441 on an annual basis, the actual figure is over ten times as high, at £5,746 (estimate from leading property company DTZ). On that basis, if the companies contacted lost the 46 desks they themselves say they could probably lose, they’d benefit to the tune of £260,000 per year, says the study.
What seems to be holding British companies back from taking advantage of such approaches is a stubborn belief in “fixed” desks and being able to physically monitor staff at all times, say the researchers.
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