The Agile Agenda

Much is spoken and written about agile and the need for organisations to embrace agility. Agile is no longer a buzzword. There is increasing widespread realisation that agile is a business priority “must do” that has real value. It appears in many organisations vision and value statements, but many are struggling with the concept and…

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 organisations need to be more…

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 reducing environmental impacts but it…