The impact of working from home


We are moving towards the new normal in which working from home becomes a permanent part of the working week. What does more working from home mean for your housing, your employees and the total need for office space of your organization?

Working from home is a permanent game changer, but it will not replace the office. This place is becoming more important because it has a different function than working from home: working together and being together. With more employees working from home, meeting at the office is extra valuable. It is important to organize the office accordingly.

Determining the new balance between home and office work is decisive for the employees' bond with the organization, the quality of the work-life balance and the CO2 footprint of the organization. It is about the strategic choice of how you give substance to the new reality.
The working from home calculator
Calculate the impact of working from home on your office needs.
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We offer a step-by-step approach
A changed work need
We collect information about the desired work behavior of your employees via a custom survey. It is about their experiences from the past, now and expectations for the future. We compare the results with results of other organizations in order to provide better insight.
A new workplace policy
The results of our research, together with the ambition and strategy of the organization, lead to the new workplace policy. We calculate the consequences of more working from home on office occupancy and thus the new need for office space. For this we use the Colliers home work calculator. This can be done for the entire company, but also per team.
A better workplace at home
To optimize the workplace at home, we advise on its use and layout. And we give tips on effective remote collaboration. Organizing management and safeguarding the duty of care as an employer is also part of this. Finally, we provide insight into the financial impact and financing options.
A future-proof office
The new balance between working from home and working in the office may mean that your office concept needs to be adapted. We map out the possible optimizations and make a new design. We can also implement this plan for you.
Good planning
More working from home means stronger peaks and dips in office occupancy. It is therefore essential to spread employees better over the working week. We make a schedule for you that suits the organizational structure and partnerships best. In addition, we help with the selection and roll-out of tools to continuously regulate this capacity planning, such as a specially developed app.
The CIAO app
With the Check In And Out capacity planning app, you can be sure that there are never too many people in the office. You can enter a maximum number of workplaces, which employees can reserve themselves. This gives you a daily insight into the occupancy rate and a spread of pressure on the work floor. The app is offered in different languages and complies with current privacy rules.
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