Sri Lanka,
24
October
2014
|
14:15
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur

Regus introduces benefits for collaborative workspaces for Sri Lanka companies

Nirmal De Silva, County Manager at Regus Sri Lanka
“Workers globally agree that collaborative work environments are an optimal solution to help businesses save money while providing workers with top class locations and facilities. But cost reduction is not the only factor driving collaborative workplace popularity.
“Global businesses recognise that mixing workers from different firms and different functions helps develop a more innovative and entrepreneurial outlook as well as keeping the firm supple and able to respond to changes in the market faster. Unlike traditional leasing arrangements, collaborative workplaces are generally more flexible allowing firms to expand and retract as the market demands.”
Nirmal De Silva, County Manager at Regus Sri Lanka

89% of firms think collaborative workplaces are value for money

Summary

Across the world, businesses agree that collaborative workspaces are good value, breed efficiency and inspire innovation and entrepreneurial activity. So more and more businesses globally are choosing collaborative work environments to provide their staff with top-class locations in a more cost effective and flexible way. A recent Regus survey analysing the views of over 22,000 respondents in more than 100 countries confirms that 89% of firms think that collaborative workplaces are value for money and 88% say that they help reduce cleaning and maintenance costs.

But the benefits of collaborative workplaces do not stop here: co-locating businesses share costs, but also industry knowledge and ideas making this the ideal breeding ground for innovation (72%) and entrepreneurial spirit (73%), all key features of excellent employees.

Collaborative working is also seen as a valuable way of creating connections with partners, providers and suppliers (80%) and even potential clients (79%). This introductory function can prove very valuable to businesses in the long term. In addition to this, in a volatile economic environment, businesses also report that collaborative environments help them expand and retract more rapidly and without incurring hefty penalties(73%), as they usually are more flexible than traditional leasing arrangements.

Nirmal De Silva, County Manager at Regus Sri Lanka said, “Workers globally agree that collaborative work environments are an optimal solution to help businesses save money while providing workers with top class locations and facilities. But cost reduction is not the only factor driving collaborative workplace popularity.

“Global businesses recognise that mixing workers from different firms and different functions helps develop a more innovative and entrepreneurial outlook as well as keeping the firm supple and able to respond to changes in the market faster. Unlike traditional leasing arrangements, collaborative workplaces are generally more flexible allowing firms to expand and retract as the market demands.”

Regus in Sri Lanka encompasses five business centres, including three Centres in the heart of Colombo. The Colombo offices are located at GPD Building, Dharmapala Mawatha Colombo 07, The World Trade Centre –(Level 26 & 34, East Tower) and McLarens Building, Bambalapitiya, Colombo 04. In addition there are 2 centres in Dehiwala (Bernards Business Park) and Nawala (Lotus Building) catering to the growing demand of flexible workspaces. All Regus business centres in Sri Lanka are fully equipped to provide collaborative workspace experiences, not only benefiting global clients, but also creating a much required solution to suite individuals, entrepreneurs and the corporates in Sri Lanka.

Boilerplate

Regus is the global workplace provider.

Its network of more than 2,000 business centres in 104 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 1.8million members want support - city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations,

motorway service stations and even community centres.

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