Coworking

Addressing the commuter problem

Organisations can deploy their staff remotely in coworking spaces to produce loyal, high performing teams while impacting positively on our environment.

By
Paul Leone
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on
July 17, 2018

Urban sprawl is an issue prevalent in communities around the world, although particularly significant for coastal cities like Perth. Increasing levels of traffic congestion and longer commuting times are a key consequence, particularly for residents living on the outskirts of urban development. A recent survey from the Australian Automobile Foundation found many daily commuter times commonly exceeding two hours.

This represents a significant issue with a range of implications for organisations and their employees. While some people value the transition time, adverse health implications, decrements in job performance and increased stress are prevalent among commuters with long journeys each day.

There also exists the environmental impacts of commuting, an important consideration for organisations looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Solutions such as cycling and the use of public transport are important, however these are not practical or realistic for many residents of the outer suburbs.

What can business leaders do to address these problems? A solution can be found in the growing coworking movement, offering the potential to implement meaningful change through remote working arrangements. Coworking spaces are built on the concept of flexibility to suit the requirements of many businesses, small and large. Through these arrangements you can expect to develop a loyal, high performing team who are eager to work towards strategic objectives.

Contact me at paul@yhubcoworking.com.au if you'd like to know more about coworking or explore options for your staff.

(Article originally published on LinkedIn.com).