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Study shows workplace efficiency drive continuing to grow

30 March 2017

Increasing focus on introducing efficiency and workplace strategies by building occupiers has been shown within the 2017 CBRE European Occupier Survey.

Technology is seen as a key enabler within the drive to "make space work smarter", according to the report.

However, 64% of those responding said economic uncertainty was seen as a major challenge to future operations.

More encouragingly, 65% of companies said desire for collaboration between customers, colleagues and co-workers remains the "top driver of workplace strategy".

Technology was viewed as an important component of flexible working strategy by 50% of respondents.

Efficiency measures had been introduced to reduce costs by 70% over the past year.

Additional responses included the importance of attracting talented people, cited by 77% of companies, with nearly 90% stating that cost reduction and/or strategic alignment is essential.

While 78% regarded labour and skills as essential or somewhat essential within corporate location strategies, the corresponding figure for cost management was 86%, with business alignment at 64%.

The three key areas of focus was shown to be:
1. The application of disruptive technology;
2. Developing a flexible working strategy;
3. The use of shared space.

Growth in interest in the use of shared space over the next three years had been "significant", said CBRE, identified as supporting goals of flexibility, cost management and short-term space solutions.

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