Regus offers Business Lounges free for work on Earth Day
Encourages companies to Go Green and lower environmental impact of Long Commutes
On Earth Day (April 22) Regus will allow anyone who wants to come and work in a Regus business lounge to do so, free for a day. To find a nearby Regus centre this Earth Day, please visit http://www.regus.co.in/business-centre/india.aspx
Mumbai, 18 April 2014 - Regus, the global flexible workplace provider, is opening its business lounges for free work on Earth Day (April 22, 2014) to help employees save gas and reduce emissions by skipping the long commute and working from a Regus center instead. Regus is also providing a commuter calculator (http://commutecalculator.regus.com/) to enable commuters visualize the amount of money and time they would save if they were to work from a Regus center instead of their office.
As part of Earth Day, Regus has made a unique move across the globe to raise awareness about ill effects of long travels and environmental degeneration due to high carbon emissions.
Avoidable carbon emissions, wasted time and loss of productivity are just a few of the negatives associated with a lengthy travel time. The average one-way commuting time in Mumbai is 47.26 minutes, according to data from Payscale, a US-based salary tracking firm. The comparable numbers for Delhi and Bangalore are 42.96 minutes and 37.91 minutes respectively. By offering free flexible work space for everyone, not only is Regus encouraging workplace sustainability, but it also hopes that participating corporations will experience the benefits of giving employees flexible work options.
For employers considering offering flexible work options to their employees, Regus has a few tips for beginning the process:
- Have a conversation with your staff: Learn more about their individual needs and discuss their wants. This conversation will help drive creation of the office flexible work policy, understanding that there will likely be a broad range of requests.
- Consider alternate work location options: Long commutes increase stress while decreasing employee productivity and happiness. Allowing an employee to work from home or drop in to a nearby shared workspace will improve work/life balance and decrease commuting expenses. It also promotes a greener corporate culture.
- Measure performance by output: Managing remote employees definitely requires an adjustment but the process is made easier when clear goals and benchmarks are established. These goals allow managers to focus on the quality of the work being delivered and less on micro-managing.
- Change your communication style: Make sure employees are given the right tools for success while working from alternate locations. Invest in technology options like web-based project management programs and video conferencing to help them stay up-to-date on projects and office happenings.
Commenting on the decision to allow free place to work, Mr. Sahil Verma, Chief Operating Officer - India, Regus said, “Conservation of Earth and its environment is the most critical issue as we move into 21st century and the way we work changes. Flexi working hours and substantial reduction in travel and emission levels would go a long way in making our Earth a better place to live and work”.
Regus is rapidly expanding into suburbs, offering those that travel into cities on a daily basis a second option, with the flexibility of working from a fully equipped, modern business center that provides all the amenities needed but closer to home. It also enables businesses to extend flexible working practices to their staff, increasing employee health, morale, loyalty and productivity.
To find a nearby Regus center this Earth Day, please visit http://www.regus.co.in/business-centre/india.aspx
Conservation of Earth and its environment is the most critical issue as we move into 21st century and the way we work changes. Flexi working hours and substantial reduction in travel and emission levels would go a long way in making our Earth a better place to live and work.
About Regus Regus is the global workplace provider.
Its network of more than 1,800 business centers in 101 countries provides convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is opening wherever its 1.5 million members want support – city centers, suburban districts, shopping centers and retail outlets, railway stations, motorway service stations and even community centers.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.regus.com.