Flexibility in the workplace is the hot topic of the moment, but is making it a reality something accomplishable?
In a 2017 Global Co-working Study by Deskman, it was found that in just five years the number of people using co-working spaces worldwide has grown 15 times over. This means that 1.2 million people are now regularly accessing these areas resulting in greater collaborations between users and 71% of people making co-working spaces part of their routine at least three times a week. There’s no denying that workplaces are driving innovation and creativity forward and many companies are responding to that.
With only 5% of French companies being considered 100% flexible, this BNP Paribas Real Estate edition of Watch Out looks at international companies such as Danone, AXA and Coca-Cola, who have made huge waves in terms of restructuring and redesigning their offices. Danone for example has dramatically cut down their private, closed-off offices from 75% to 1%, with 95% of employees saying that they are very satisfied with the changes.
Watch Out #3 gives a brief snapshot into the ever-evolving real estate sector, helping demonstrate how society and culture is influencing our needs. In this addition of Watch Out we were lucky enough to talk to a range of business and experts who shared with us how they are using their offices in new and innovative ways.