In Focus: Taking Advantage of the Remote Working Trend

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

With the majority of employees worldwide spending at least a portion of their time working remotely, facility managers need to alter their workspaces.

The shape of office space has changed dramatically over the years — from the large, individual offices of the 1950s and 60s to the rows of cubicles in the 80s. Now, we’re seeing those cubicles shift into communal work areas with less square footage overall and fewer parking spaces, reflecting the 21st century’s newest office trend: remote working. Remarkably, today a majority — 52 percent — of employees worldwide work away from the office at least once a week. In 2018, 85 percent of American companies offered this option to employees, and as more millennials enter the workforce, America’s workforce is taking full advantage of the opportunity.

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