This article from last week’s New York Times mentions two of our partner companies for being front-runners in the anywhere, anytime office set up. Bank of America and IBM are specifically mentioned in this story for having a flexible office setup—like unassigned work spaces and mobile platforms. It also suggests that one company has saved about $10 million a year with a non-assigned work space arrangement.
The article states:
“Employers benefit from these setups, too, both by cutting real estate costs and by increasing their appeal to younger works who tend to prefer jobs that let them work anywhere and any time.”
A 2005 Corporate Voices study found that flexible work arrangements can not only save the business money over time and produce satisfied workers, but can benefit the customer by offering perks such as extended hours.
Other research and papers about workplace flexibility are available at the Corporate Voices for Working Families website.
By Allison Tomei