Augusta Business Daily

Thu, September 28, 2023

Hybrid working in the 15-minute city

Leading workspace provider IWG plc helps businesses worldwide embrace a new way of working: one that does not involve long, daily commutes, that offers a more satisfying work/life balance and that saves money.

Recent new research shows how a new planning concept of the 15-Minute City is now being adopted around the world. In the future, communities will cater to our every need within a quarter of an hour of where we live. And the final piece of the jigsaw will be provided by flexible workspace solutions that offer all the benefits of a centralized office close to home.

“In the future, big cities are going to need to provide not only all the amenities that people need but also a blend of accommodation, so that workers can work and live in close proximity” says IWG CEO and Founder Mark Dixon.

The importance of local workspace has never been more significant, the benefits of suburban and rural living on workers delivers a substantial impact for employees looking for a healthier, happier work-life balance. The choice to be able to work closer to home offered by employers is giving people more autonomy over their time and is making them more productive in both their personal and professional lives. It’s a win for businesses too who stand to make significant savings when spreading their workforce over a hybrid working model.

The latest community to benefit from the presence of a local flexible workspace is Aiken, just on the outskirts of Augusta. IWG, whose brands include Regus, Spaces, HQ and Signature, opens its first Regus at 600 Trail Ridge Road, bringing with it flexspace options that suit any type of business. Regus delivers high-spec, traditional office environments, meeting rooms, coworking and virtual offices.

Businesses of any kind or size can choose from a range of IWG membership options, whether they’re a multinational company with thousands of employees (IWG already works with 83% of the Fortune 500) or an SME, freelancer, or sole trader. Coworking desks, meeting rooms and private offices can be booked for any number of hours, days or months via the handy Regus or Spaces apps. What’s more, members can make use of IWG’s global network, with access to thousands of locations across more than 120 countries.

The arrival of hybrid working in Aiken represents the tides of change reaching this main hub on the fringes of Georgia and an opportunity for this community to step into a more positive future. Meaning a better work life balance for individuals looking to work closer to home, a boost for high street businesses as more people stay local, a way of working better for the bottom line of big business and a greener way of working that is better for the planet.

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