Posts tagged Employee Satisfaction

OfficePOD arrives in London

The OfficePOD can now be seen at 131-151 Great Titchfield Street, London W1 and we would be delighted to show you around. Please call Stephen Tanner on 07899 966685 to arrange a viewing.

Cisco and BT Adopt Smart Working

OfficePOD naturally embraces companies adopting smart working practices. In these recessive times it takes a large amount of forward thinking for employers to allow employees to work from home. We are always seeking to educate employers on the mutual benefits of implementation of smart working for both the company and its staff.

So you have to love Cisco. Cisco this week has revealed it has made more than US$277 million in productivity savings by letting employees work from home. Survey results show the company’s telework program makes employees happy. Cisco based its productivity savings on the number of billed hours at an average of US$91 per hour, with the total figure reaching a mindblowing estimate of US$277 million. In addition it’s estimated employees made fuel cost savings exceeding US$10 million per year.

Here in Europe, BT is doing the same. BT claims teleworking increases productivity, reduces absenteeism and improves quality of life, but also increases working hours. This is according to a survey of almost 2,000 staff registered with Workabout, BT’s official teleworking scheme. Again, BT is one of the largest employers of “flexible workers” in Britain. Now the company has more than 5,000 Workabout staff. This voluntary scheme, provides equipment and other support to teleworkers who give up permanent BT office space to move to a home-based, mobile working pattern.

In general it seems employees are all for smarter working (we know this by the constant positive feedback we get on the OfficePOD); but there is a mismatch between the keenness of employees to adopt smart working practice against employers being educated on the benefits.

So Cisco and BT if you are reading this, well done on your forward thinking approach to organisational structure – we will be in touch!

Financial Times – OfficePOD Coverage

We got some positive coverage from the Trendspotter section of The Financial Times on May 23rd.

‘OfficePOD is marketing to companies with staff who could work from home, offering a service that will supply, install and maintain an office capsule.  It calculates the average saving from basing a worker at home rather than in central London could be more than £9,000 per year, excluding commuting costs’.

The Word On The Street Workplace TV

Work Place TV

One of Workplace TV’s new clips is a series of short interviews with a number of ‘people on the street’ where they are asked to talk about their own home working experiences.

Workplace TV is quickly becoming the go-to place for recorded insights, knowledge, trends and guidance around how modern employers and their staff use the workplace. This short edited film gives an insight into the employees view.

‘Smartworking’ Trend Report on New Ways of Working

Tony Hancock in Office

JBA has drawn together a report on ‘Smartworking’ – a term aimed at encapsulating today’s new working practices and philosophies. JBA’s report looks at the driving forces of cultural and organisational change and clearly frames how quickly viewpoints are changing.

The report provides a ‘roots-to-future’ story of shifting attitudes to work, and to provide perspective on;

  • office demands,
  • workstyle considerations,
  • what’s required to retool management practices,
  • the importance of values and trust,
  • ecologically sustainable and socially just issues,
  • the impact on the corporate agenda, and
  • what the future might hold.

View a copy of the report here