Augusta Business Daily

Thu, September 28, 2023

Workplace Wednesday: Working styles for a prosperous and sustainable future

The latest research by IWG shows that both business leaders and employees are equally united in their concern for protecting the well-being of the planet – even at a time of almost unprecedented increases in the cost of living and conducting business.

Climate change is a global problem, but the solution lies in the changes we can all make locally, which collectively add up to a more sustainable future for all. This means less commuting, sharing and utilizing resources better, making greener choices on the suppliers we choose, and taking care of our communities. With 70% of workers stating their concern for the impact commuting has on the environment, the time for change is now.

“Why should companies go to the expense of providing prestige office accommodation in city centers, when there is a better way of working where their people can stay productive, they can save on overhead costs and also work in a greener way?” says IWG CEO and Founder, Mark Dixon.

Hybrid work is a win-win for businesses, individuals, and communities, through reducing the dependency on city centers and removing the need to commute long distances. By moving to a hybrid working model, businesses could reduce their carbon footprint by up to 70%. As a provider, IWG also offers carbon-neutral workspaces as well as many additional programs focused on recycling, utilizing more sustainable energy, and eco-friendly cleaning.

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, opened 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 companies) 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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