There are some simple changes that can be made to improve staff satisfaction and increase productivity, such as allowing staff more storage for personal items when hot desking
, and not overdoing clear desk policies.
There are also breakout spaces for flexible working and hot desking
, a media working centre, kitchen and catering facilities, as well as a 10-seater boardroom which also features a large screen.
The firm's high profile move of 130 staff from two offices in the Midlands to 45 Church Street in Birmingham gave them the opportunity to reassess their working style, introducing large open plan spaces, hot desking
areas and 'hot' offices for visiting clients and staff.
A spokeswoman said: "Before deciding on this location we carried out a detailed review of the office needs of the organisation, promoting open working, hot desking
, home working and other ways of using office space to increase overall efficiency and effectiveness.
According to Avaya, the city now has new hot desking
capabilities, enabling city employees to log in from any phone on the network, helping them to stay in touch and work more efficiently when visiting a remote office.
The opportunity for hot desking
and home working is being explored because we need to come up with pounds 137.