Manage Office Use For COVID-19


Attract Talents

Did you know that research by Gallup shows that 51% of employees will change jobs if they can work elsewhere with flexible working hours? And that 37% would do this if they could work in part at home?
Other research shows that 54% of respondents consider freedom of choice for location more important than prestige of a company. And that 32% say that this freedom is even more important than the possibility for a high position.

Green & Less Stress

With flexible working hours and a digital workplace, people can work at home during peak hours and come to the office later. This saves the environment and your employees no longer have to get up very early, stand in a busy train wagon or drive in traffic.

More efficient Working & Better Wellbeing

For various activities that an employee carries out, an employer offers suitable facilities. If your employees work flexibly, they can use a desk or room with the most suitable equipment for their current task. This way, they work more efficiently and experience less stress.

Save Costs

Desks and meeting rooms in an average office are used less than 50% of the time during normal working hours. Some companies have already introduced flexible working hours and desks, so that they have a place for only 60% of the number of employees at the same time.


Start Small

Flexible working is not introduced or improved as quickly in most organizations. Every organization has a different culture and working method, which means that the process to become (more) flexible differs from case to case. That is why we recommend starting with small experiments. This keeps the impact on your employees limited. You learn what works for your organization, and you only implement that.


The most important factor for success is the behavior of your office users. Are they sufficiently inspired, motivated and trained to help build the optimum office utilization and experience? Do they use the tools with which you facilitate them? Sustainability, health and work experience are the most important motivators. Involvement and transparency increase the chance of success. But how do you apply this, and how do you find out what works and what doesn’t?

Overview LEAN OFFICE process

Data-driven experimentation

The approach of LEAN-Startup applied to offices can look like the picture on the right. It always starts with ideas. The best is chosen. To test that idea, a plan for a simple experiment is made. The implementation is prepared and the experiment is started. During the experiment, data is measured, from which we learn. This leads to new ideas and knowledge about what works and what doesn’t. We then scale up what works. Learning by doing! Read more.


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