Download a copy of the executive summary: “Alternative Workplace Strategies in the Current Economy: Results from New Ways of Working’s Benchmarking Study.”
This summary highlights findings from our 2009 Benchmarking Study -- a global survey of 103 major organizations including Fortune 100 companies, representing over 4.5 million employees.
Leading organizations have been employing alternative workplace practices (AW) for over two decades—as far back as 1989 when IBM began piloting AW options—and long before the word “Internet” became part of the common lexicon. But for many years they were mainly the practices of a select few companies. They remained mostly experimental and retained their unique identities. Today, however, alternative workplace may be shedding half its name, and becoming simply “workplace” as such practices become mainstreamed in many organizations. This is the conclusion of a study released last month by New Ways of Working (New WOW), a member organization focused on holistic solutions for new ways of working.
Alternative Workplace Strategies in the Current Economy: A 2009 Global Benchmarking Study by New Ways of Working showed that recessionary pressures are expediting the adoption of alternative strategies in the workplace. New WOW’s research reveals how leading corporations are employing alternative workplace strategies to keep their edge in a challenging economic climate. Now in its second year, the survey assessed types of alternative workplace locations and work options used, status and length of program, business drivers, provisioning, barriers, change management, values, benefits, and recessionary impacts.
The executive summary includes several graphs from the larger study, key learnings and lessons learned.
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