Viridis has just implemented a Working from Home Policy to make it transparent to staff, clients and collaborators what our policy is. We have had staff working from home for a couple of years, but the policy has never been documented.
Why did we implement this policy in the first place?
At the time, we were moving offices and decided to opt for something smaller to act as hub, rather than somewhere everyone clocks in every day. This allowed us to get a smaller office, saving on property costs.
The average office can make a 15-20% saving on property cost by implementing an agile work space, we managed a 50% saving.
We have since moved to a new office space, where we can house all our staff, but we haven't gone back to the standard 9-5.
What are the benefits?
Some things we've considered:
Although nothing is perfect, we think that we are striking a good balance between work and home.
Also, with the threat of COVID-19 we are perfectly set up for all staff to work from home. They just have to supply their own toilet roll!