Mobile federal workforce allows for space efficiency
The Government Accountability Office reviewed five agencies that were either exploring “hoteling” programs or increasing their telework programs. Under a hoteling system, employees no longer have a permanent work station, an effort intended to increase efficiency.
GAO picked to review the Agricultural Department, The General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, The Commerce Department’s Patent and Trademark Office and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. All were selected because they either have adopted best practices that support a more mobile workforce or they have high levels of real property holdings.
Stegmeier Consulting’s Insight…
The GSA is saving $24M in rent by real estate consolidation, aided by hoteling of workers. Mobile work forces can greatly decrease real estate costs and provide employees with better work-life balance. However, they have to be carried out correctly to ensure that they are productive. It is important to keep employees engaged and let them know that they are valued, even if they no longer have a designated desk. Check out our Iron Mountain Case Study to see how Iron Mountain implemented a flexible work program without compromising employee engagement or well-being.
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