New study shows Gen Z are unwilling to compromise on salary, values or work/life balance.
Research shows the declining popularity of city jobs and the desire for local work.
Businesses are expected to have strong social and environmental credentials.
Most expect four day work week to become the norm.
Research among more than 1,000 Gen Z workers commissioned by Regus to better understand the future workforce. 28 Oct 2022 Read more
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| Global demand for hybrid working fuels significant growth of IWG's on-demand membership
UK (+137%), Italy (+93%) and India (+82%) among fastest-growing markets
Meeting room sales up by 166% as workers turn to the office for collaboration
IWG now counts 83% of Fortune 500 among its customers |In the context of work, the digital divide has become less about access to devices and connectivity and more about skills and mindset. Many experienced professionals have never learned more than the fundamental basics of email, web search, and Microsoft Office. Instead, they lean hard on nearby colleagues or the IT help desk when things go wrong. 30 Aug 2022 Read more Jenna Clifford, South Africa's globally renowned jewellery designer, known for her unique customised creations, sought after by some of the most recognised business icons and celebrities worldwide, has officially opened The Jenna Clifford Collective in Lynnwood Road, Die Wilgers in the east of Pretoria. 14 Jul 2022 Read more Enabling your workforce to operate from multiple locations can help ensure that they feel more trusted - and help make your entire enterprise more resilient. 30 Jun 2022 Read more Figures published by the PwC group estimates the adverse impact of load shedding in 2021 was a reduction in real GDP growth of up to 3.1 percentage points, costing the economy up to 400,000 potential jobs.
Looking ahead, Eskom leadership said recently that the power utility expects 29 days of load shedding during February and March 2022 and a total of 61 days during the April-August period.
The latest estimates predict a petrol price increase of between R1,93 and R1,97 a litre in the first week of June, while diesel is expected to increase by between R1.60 and R1.62 a litre. 30 Jun 2022 Read more As hybrid working frees people from the constraints of city life, towns and villages will undergo a transformation that will reduce commuting and have a positive impact on the environment. 29 Apr 2022 Read more The Oxford English Dictionary has made it official. Hybrid working is now a dictionary term. Here, Mark Dixon, founder and CEO of Spaces' parent company IWG, reflects on the model's rapid acceleration into the mainstream... 1 Mar 2022 Read more Think franchise, think flex-space. That's the message from leading business investors as they look for stability and growth during the pandemic and over the next 18 months. 29 Nov 2021 Read more Hybrid working has the potential to revitalise communities, as workers spend more time working at home or close to home. The 'hub-and-spoke' model and an increase in the number of flexible workspaces can also contribute to an increase in wellbeing and community spirit. Bringing local to life. 29 Nov 2021 Read more Flexible office space accounts for a relatively small proportion of office markets across most major gateway cities, averaging between two percent and eight percent, JLL data shows. But its rise to this level was swift, with an average of 25 percent growth a year between 2014 and 2019. In 2019 it accounted for as much as 20 percent of leasing activity in large cities. 14 Oct 2021 Read more We know that economic growth comes from increased productivity, and the hybrid model gives workers the opportunity to choose when and where they're likely to be at their most effective. 30 Sep 2021 Read more It was not that long ago when a new employee would be issued a traditional laptop and spend their first day in the office getting setup on the device. That first day was also set aside for issuing a traditional Photo ID card with a lanyard, maybe a physical key to their workspace and finally a tour to meet people or teams they will be working with. 30 Sep 2021 Read more PMB - The Victoria Country Club (VCCE), the "jewel" of the Midlands, is now home to the first Regus Franchise in South Africa. A local property professional and multi-franchise owner, Cassim Khan, has partnered with Regus to provide a flexible workplace solution in a much-needed location. 17 Aug 2021 Read more Amongst the many things the pandemic has shown us, the most encouraging is that, when faced with the need and the opportunity, South Africans have the willingness to embrace ways to restructure our present and the foresight to plan for a reimagining of the future. 30 Jul 2021 Read more Since the easing of the hard lockdown restrictions, we have seen thousands of workers return to the office in towns and cities across South Africa. 30 Jun 2021 Read more While some aspects of office life may be replicated as we work from home, there are some instances where it can't be replaced... 29 Jun 2021 Read more As major businesses make the move from one centralised office to a hub-and-spoke model for their workers, the flex-space industry is more important than ever. 25 May 2021 Read more Collaboration with a market-leading company, the promise of a stable market investment and strong chance of ROI and cash flow are just some of the reasons why franchise partners all over the world are shaking hands on deals with IWG. 28 Apr 2021 Read more
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- New research from IWG shows more than three times the number of FTSE 250 companies are looking to use a more flexible 'hub and spoke'-style office model compared to those looking to carry on in the same way as pre-pandemic
- Almost half (49%) are considering moving offices to areas where their workforce typically live
- Only 13% expect that their workforce will return a five-day office week by the end of 2021
- IWG predicts future of work will revolve around '15-minute commute'
IWG Plc, operator of Regus and Spaces and the world's largest flexible workspace provider, has seen a 19% increase in sales of smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home. 26 Mar 2021 Read more Digital transformation is using technology to radically improve the performance and reach of an organisation. When digital transformation is done right, it is like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. But when it's not, all you have is a really fast caterpillar. 16 Mar 2021 Read more Water is the foundation of life making it a perfect breeding ground for infection, microbial growth and antibiotic resistant pathogens. Water, also being the foundation for dialysis, plays the most important role for successful patient care. 3 Mar 2021 Read more A few years ago, in South Africa, suburban office buildings were being used for the local hairdresser, Kung-Fu dojos, family doctors and even church gatherings, as businesses migrated into the main metropolitan hubs. Then came the coronavirus and everything has changed. Suddenly, crowding employees into buses, elevators and packed open offices, doesn't seem so attractive to anyone. The demand for suburban offices is on the rise as businesses look to decentralise and diversify their existing workplaces. 19 Feb 2021 Read more Covid-19 did not facilitate the remote working trend, it merely pushed it to the forefront. 22 Jan 2021 Read more Ensuring the bacterial safety of poultry is essential and water is the most critical resource in the poultry broiler process. Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a powerful disinfectant and is fast becoming one of the most effective solutions for optimal water treatment. 14 Dec 2020 Read more YouKnow Digital and Brandwatch come together to supercharge and unlock great value for Idea Hive to drive smarter business decisions. 9 Dec 2020 Read more Since ancient times, storytelling has been an effective way of sharing history down through the generations. African culture is deeply rooted in oral tradition and the world knows us for our rich storytelling. We tell stories to pass on traditions, codes of behaviour and to maintain social order. As specialist brand storytellers and champions of storytelling, we reflect on what the Class of 2020 can learn from the Class of 1976, lest we forget. 25 Jun 2020 Read more In 2013, Forbes listed Eike Batista first in the unenviable position of their roundup of "The Worst CEO Screw-Ups of 2013". In one year, the flamboyant chairman and CEO of the EBX Group destroyed 10s of billions of dollars in shareholder value and his personal wealth went from $30bn to $400m. The reason for his disastrous descent? The clue could be in the fact that he famously added the letter X at the end of his company names to show the imminent multiplication of wealth he predicted for his shareholders. Sadly, it was the opposite for OGX, LLX and OSX. 15 May 2020 Read more Brand storytelling specialists Idea Hive has partnered with Future Kings, a programme of the Rams Mabote Foundation (RMF) created in 2014 by Rams Mabote, who is arguably the voice of small business in South Africa. Formerly with Metro FM, Mabote has turned his YouTube channel - Talk with Rams - into the home of small business', dishing out education, opportunities, advice and networks that entrepreneurs need desperately. 12 May 2020 Read more In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, leadership at all levels is being tested. From junior marketing managers to C-level executives, response to the pandemic and its disruption of our day-to-day lives will leave a significant mark on our lives. 11 May 2020 Read more Brands spend a lot of their time and budget getting to know their customers, and rightly so. Unfortunately, they seldom put the same effort into the way they connect with their employees and get their buy-in through internal communication. In times of uncertainty, your employees will be the ones who keep the wheels rolling and if they already feel valued and believe in the vision of your company, they will stay in the trenches. Here, storytelling is an effective way of creating a culture where employees are true brand ambassadors. 1 Apr 2020 Read more A lot can happen in five years. In South Africa alone there is loadshedding, Zozibini Tunzi, Ramaphoria, Nkandla and the Rugby World Cup. For a team of specialist brand storytellers in Johannesburg, half a decade of creative sweat and agility has resulted in accelerated growth for this band of 20-something creatives. Their secret? The ability to find and tell the stories that build mad brand love for their clients and then translating those stories into unique, measurable brand strategies that produce results. 20 Mar 2020 Read more South Africa's agency landscape is one of Davids and Goliaths. You have the traditional local and multi-national giants and then the fresh niche outfits. In recent years, we've seen global brands increase their collaboration with these new-kids-on-the-block and, in some cases, they are opting to move entirely towards working with this nimble generation of agencies, combining it with their in-house effort. 27 Feb 2020 Read more Francis Kariuki, recently a former head of operations at a flexible workspace (also known as a coworking space) in Kenya sits across from me as we have a chat on the immediate future of the flexible working industry. Beaming with excitement and optimism, he observes that there is a huge opportunity for seasoned African entrepreneurs to venture into creating coworking space for the burgeoning working population across capital cities in Africa. 20 Dec 2019 Read more Idea Hive, Johannesburg-based brand storytelling specialists, have partnered with Digitex Solutions, a local information technology company to provide cutting-edge digital storytelling marketing solutions. This in response to the growing need for value-driven marketing disruptions. In this ever-evolving digital world that sees brands needing to adapt to a new way of telling stories, this is exciting news. 25 Nov 2019 Read more Businesses in Nairobi eagerly await the arrival of the tenth Regus business centre, in Britam Towers - making this its 10th location in Nairobi - in November 2019. Bestowed Africa's first Emporis Skyscraper Award, it is also the tallest building in East and Central Africa. As the commercial nerve centre for Kenya, boasting strong trade links with Asia, the Middle East and Europe and a booming luxury tourism sector, the city is a perfect location for Kenyan and international businesses. 8 Oct 2019 Read more IWG Plc. catches up with Sean Godoy on the proptech status in SA 6 Aug 2019 Read more Franchise opportunities - Africa's economy will grow faster than any other continent's over the next five years and flexible working is a huge part of that future. 31 Jul 2019 Read more Flexible workspace provider, IWG plc this week announced plans for a large-scale rollout of its franchise offering for flexible workspaces in a further 14 countries in Africa. At the helm is Mo Nanabhay, who led the franchise start-up and successful launch of both the Pick n Pay and Sasol franchise concept in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. This, in an industry where the demand for flexible workspace is set to grow by 30% annually for the next five years according to Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL). 4 Jul 2019 Read more From Absa to the SABC and this week, John Deere SSA's rebranding - we often see the need for and impact of established brands choosing to differentiate themselves with a new brand name, visual identity, positioning and vision. Whether it's to escape the past, or to catapult a brand into the future, creating a corporate image that attracts and connects with your customer, is key. But how do you know whether you need a rebrand? 29 May 2019 Read more In our increasingly complex world, flexible working is shown to retain staff and help boost the bottom line 27 May 2019 Read more Flexible working will save businesses money, reduce costs and boost productivity, causing a ripple effect across entire economies
The US could see an economic boost of as much as $4.5tn annually
China could see the greatest gross value add (GVA) increase of 193%
A rise in flexible working also benefits individuals, set to save people 3.53 billion hours of commuting time by 2030 31 Oct 2018 Read more Around the world, there are fewer woman entrepreneurs than males. Why do you think that is? Well, for many reasons really: motherhood, social expectations, religious customs, lack of opportunity, fear of failure and funding, to mention but a few. 16 Aug 2018 Read more IWG reveals the results of largest ever poll on flexible working attitudes - surveying over
18,000 professionals from a range of different industries across 96 countries 1 Jun 2018 Read more
Scroll back if you can, to the office of the 1970s - 'working 9 to 5' was the norm and employee happiness had little or no bearing in a largely autonomous corporate environment. Today we know that the employee experience businesses create, could decide whether they keep or lose talent and profits. 29 May 2018 Read more
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- Significant growth sees operator of leading workspace providers reach global milestone
- IWG believes growth reflects a tipping point in global attitudes to workspace
The 9th Packaging Conference on consumer insights and packaging trends, hosted by Stratcom Branding, is coming to Johannesburg on 2 March 2018. 27 Feb 2018 Read more Creative workplace specialist Spaces is expanding its South African footprint with its prime location, Atrium on 5th, in Sandton, which opened in February 2018. 26 Feb 2018 Read more The world of work is facing rapid change and savvy business owners will need to take notice if they want to survive, let alone grow. Leading global flexible workspace provider Regus commissioned research which shows a snapshot of the world of work today. The trends were indicative of a changing business landscape, with 51 percent of South Africans surveyed saying that avoiding fixed rentals that hamper the need to expand and contract rapidly, will be a main driver for flexible working in the future. 9 Feb 2018 Read more