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Reducing the need to travel

Milton Keynes has significant population and employment growth, high levels of productivity and is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. The Centre for Cities has identified it as one of the five Fast Growth Cities with significant potential for growth.

As home to over 12,000 businesses including a number of global headquarters, and accommodating over 180,000 employees, MK is a hive of commuting activity and meetings. The wide range of transport links makes travelling quick and easy, but is there a need to travel at all? Can you and your company work smarter?

“Home-working”, “remote working” and “hot-desking” are familiar terms in most workplaces; utilising the latest working practices, technology, gadgets, widgets and apps can help employees and employers be more productive and have a better quality of life while reducing their carbon footprint.

Ways in which you can work more flexibly
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Homeworking

Either permanently or on selected days, all thanks to technology you can be available whenever you are needed. By working at home you could achieve a better work-life balance.

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Flexible working

Flexi-time allows you to plan the times you travel avoiding busy times of congestion, by arriving earlier or later in the day. Or even to match public transport timetables.

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Satellite office

If you live a long way from your normal worksite and you don’t have a suitable working environment at home, a satellite office maybe an option, if your organisation has alternative office premises.

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Compressed week

A popular option is to condense your working week into four days or fortnight by working longer days, freeing up your time to do exactly what you want.

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Work life balance

Adaptable working hours and compressed working weeks let you fit work around busy modern lives and attracts a quality workforce.

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Improve efficiency

Avoid congestion and wasted travel time, reduce the stress of commuting and spend more time being productive.

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Reduce carbon footprint

Reports show only around 50% of desks in an office are in use at any one time, wasting energy on heating and lighting empty space.

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Don’t be limited by geography

Recruit or work from anywhere on the globe and retain valued employees who want to move home.

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Increase productivity

Good agile working practices have an emphasis on structured activity with clearly defined targets and outcomes.

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Homeworking

Either permanently or on selected days, all thanks to technology you can be available whenever you are needed. By working at home you could achieve a better work-life balance.

Flexible working Created with Sketch.
Flexible working

Flexi-time allows you to plan the times you travel avoiding busy times of congestion, by arriving earlier or later in the day. Or even to match public transport timetables.

Satellite office Created with Sketch.
Satellite office

If you live a long way from your normal worksite and you don’t have a suitable working environment at home, a satellite office maybe an option, if your organisation has alternative office premises.

Compressed week Created with Sketch.
Compressed week

A popular option is to condense your working week into four days or fortnight by working longer days, freeing up your time to do exactly what you want.

Feel Good Created with Sketch.
Work life balance

Adaptable working hours and compressed working weeks let you fit work around busy modern lives and attracts a quality workforce.

Manage your time Created with Sketch.
Improve efficiency

Avoid congestion and wasted travel time, reduce the stress of commuting and spend more time being productive.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.
Reduce carbon footprint

Reports show only around 50% of desks in an office are in use at any one time, wasting energy on heating and lighting empty space.

Satellite office Created with Sketch.
Don’t be limited by geography

Recruit or work from anywhere on the globe and retain valued employees who want to move home.

QUIDS IN Created with Sketch.
Increase productivity

Good agile working practices have an emphasis on structured activity with clearly defined targets and outcomes.

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Top tips to get you started...

Stay in touch

Stay in touch

Make use of up to date video conferencing and online tools to help you communicate effectively from the comfort of your home.

Plan ahead

Plan ahead

By setting a schedule and managing your time, you can reduce the need to regularly travel for work.

Work is not a 'place'

Work is not a 'place'

Work is something you do and with the right environment and tools, most people can work anywhere and don’t need to go to an office everyday.

Choose your time and place of work

Choose your time and place of work

Flexible allows you to vary your time and place of work, agile also allows you to adapt how you work.

Get tech savvy

Get tech savvy

There are literally thousands of apps and software designed to help people communicate easier, manage their lives and be more productive.

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It's not rocket science

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Plan your journey

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