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Spaceless Growth – hidden opportunity

Growth is now on the agenda for many organisations, but this is not growth at any cost. For some the focus is still on retrenchment and cost cutting remains a key focus. Whether the organisation is expanding, contracting or striving to maintain the “status quo” its workspace should reflect actual need,

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Who Needs Offices? Downsizing in a downsized World

Over the past several years the news media has been full of stories about spending cuts and their impact on employment and services. Cuts continue in some sectors despite an increasingly healthier growing economy with headlines still highlighting job cut threats – many in administrative, support and back office functions. From new government announcements it is

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SUSTAIN agility: driver for change

UK workers on average spend the equivalent of a day every fortnight travelling to and from work. Some 25 million commuters go to a fixed place of work every day and of these 18 million go by car, compressed into a few hours in the morning and evening rush hours.  Annual UK Office

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Agile Working: more with less

While growth has returned to the world economy, the situation is still volatile and certainly much less predictable. As such minds remain focused on the need to do more with much less. “ Slash and burn” is no longer the immediate option for organisations, but budgets are still fettered for the private and particularly the public sector. Attention therefore is focused

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Can Storage be as agile as the Workplace ?

As the workplace accelerates into a more flexible and agile environment, so storage needs and records provision have been dragged along kicking and screaming,  forced to keep up with the new trends in ways of working and technology as well as the increasing focus on reducing space and property costs.

Storage and

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The Agile Agenda

An agile organisation is one that can readily adapt to changing circumstances, rapidly reassess and respond to changing supply and demand situations, and innovate to challenge and change the dynamics of the market places and sectors in which they choose to work.  Agile organisations share with their partners, and integrate employees, contractors, customers and suppliers in

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Working Beyond Boundaries

Unpredictable and relentless change is the defining characteristic of the current decade. Organisations that simply cut costs or make minor adjustments to static business models may well be able to realise short-term gains to sustain and survive. But in the current dynamic world the only certainty is change, where status

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Agile Property Strategy – know your business

In recent years both public and private sector corporate office strategy has focussed on developing a core portfolio of fewer but more effective and more sustainable properties. At the same time strategies are becoming more agile and diverse – in terms of tenure and procurement arrangements and especially in terms of space provision, occupation and utilisation. Basically

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Agility Ratio: productive benchmark or property target ?

Office property is expensive – after people,  property is the next biggest balance sheet item. In the current climate it is particularly vital that organisations look to minimise fixed property commitments and maximise their space utilisation. Optimising the use of space will support core business in meeting the simultaneous demand for cutting costs and

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Workstyle – how your organisation works

Just as Lifestyle indicates the life choices and way of living that an individual or group adopts, so Workstyle is a term that describes the style of work people adopt for particular jobs or tasks.

Understanding how your organisation and its people work – their workstyles – is key to enabling them

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