Desk space rental firm NearDesk has argued that businesses up and down the country will be able to save money and retain the best, most talented staff if they adopt flexible working practices.
Indeed, this is a topic of increasing attention at present, as the Recruitment & Employment Confederation has called on the government to ensure that tax reform accommodates the needs of an increasing range of flexible working patterns.
Managing director of NearDesk Tom Ball said that the average cost of a desk is £12,000 per year - and this is a considerable expense bearing in mind that it is empty around 52 per cent of the time.
He added that with members of staff being remunerated for travel time, a firm's money needs to work harder.
"A lot of people leave great jobs because the commute and the lifestyle that comes with the job is just horrible, so flexible working is a great way to keep the very best of people," Mr Ball commented.