A potential saving of up to £34bn is staggering and this research reveals businesses are underestimating the savings they can make through reducing the number of desks they have.
Not only that, only a fifth of businesses think there’s an opportunity to lose desks, demonstrating a lack of understanding of how working differently can cut fixed costs.
New ways of working will also bring other benefits such as improved productivity, increased efficiency and a happier workforce.
The YouGov poll showed business decision makers who thought they could save desk space through flexible working estimated they could lose on average 46 desks.
But they vastly underestimate the value of those desks, which averages a massive £5,746 across the UK.
In actual fact, based on respondents’ estimates of the number of desks they could lose those businesses stand to save an average of £260,000 per year