|||||Plenty of managers still think that staff simply being present nine to five is enough to guarantee output. What will it take for them to stop clock-watching and start the workplace revolution?|‘New ways of working’ are given a bad rep as a way of squeezing more staff into fewer square metres, without any increase in effectiveness|Research shows that actual occupancy can be as low as 50 per cent – and every empty chair takes up an expensive chunk of ground rent|Hands off my stuff: staff are often unsettled by the idea of flexible workspace, seeing it as an erosion of their work identity. Once they’ve tried it, however, many don’t look back||
12 Feb 2010

Stuck in the past: real world offices

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Category: Opinion

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