Article in Brief
Observing the latest innovations in the corporate world, it’s easy to see that many of the new developments have one or more of the following features: being connected, autonomous, shared, or electric. This catchy quartet is known as CASE, and the framework is taking over how businesses are carving their paths to the future.
What to expect
In this report, we’re zooming in on the 'shared' part of CASE, and how leading businesses are leveraging its power. From facility managers to heads of HR, top decision-makers at many organisations have taken notice of what shared concepts have to offer. More and more of them are adopting shared services, principles, and operations to optimise their facilities and performance.
1. Carpooling software
The transportation niche in particular has brought about many of the most impactful shared concepts for businesses. By 2023, the world’s shared mobility market is expected to reach $138.7 billion. With such staggering numbers and growth, it’s clear that this industry is proving its value.
One of the biggest trends in this movement has been the rise of dynamic carpooling software and services. Businesses all over are seeing carpooling as a solution to a variety of organisational problems.
Not only can carpooling help workers become more productive by efficiently getting them to the office, it can also help flesh out mandatory workplace travel plans (for development applications), minimise spending on parking facilities/expansions, and attract more business opportunities by reducing traffic in the area.
Leading carpool services are making it easy for organisations to reap these benefits. Through smart software systems, corporations can build a private network of carpoolers among their employees, simply arranging ride matches and even incentivising ridesharing with perks like guaranteed and discounted parking.
2. Microtransit services
Similar to carpooling in terms of benefits, microtransit services also give organisations an effective solution for their employees’ commutes.
It encompasses services like On-Demand transport, which eschews the standard fixed-route bus scheduling model in favour of a system that provides transport to people where and when they need it.
Companies are starting to use microtransit services to give their staff flexible and reliable commute options. At Liftango, customised solutions are even offered, allowing employers and transport agencies to provide their passengers with an integrated, fully on-brand platform.
3. Zero parking
Most corporations lack the funds or space to expand their parking facilities when demand grows. Many don’t even have the real estate to have a parking lot in the first place. For these businesses, embracing 'zero parking' is becoming a popular way to solve those problems.
Zero parking is just as it sounds: a complete absence of parking options. With shared mobility options like carpooling, Demand-Responsive Transport, and ridehailing apps taking more commuters out of the driver’s seat, the need for parking facilities in urban zones can be reduced. This is great financial news for businesses, who would have to pay tens of thousands of dollars per parking space to construct a parking facility.
4. Shared offices
Many businesses are also incorporating shared concepts within their workplaces. Shared offices have become a new trend, with single offices housing more than one business simultaneously.
These spaces are mainly being used by startups and other companies that have small teams without a need for full facilities. Businesses can occupy them as long-term tenants, or even just on an as-needed basis. Many shared offices sport communal areas like meeting rooms and working spaces, which can be accessed or rented for additional fees.
5. Communal workspaces
Shared work accommodations are sprouting even in companies that have their own buildings.
More corporations are trying to encourage collaboration among their employees and between departments by creating work areas that are flexible and communal. This can take the form of working lounges staff members can cooperate in when they please, to open office layouts, or even a concept known as 'hot desking'—where there is no assigned seating or departmental segregation. Some especially innovative facilities, like the Edge in Amsterdam, even use apps to automatically match workers with a workspace that fits their needs at that particular moment, from standing desks to work booths. In addition to stoking more interaction between employees, shared working areas like these are helping companies resolve space issues by making more efficient use of the work areas they have available.
Liftango is spearheading the future of shared mobility for businesses
At Liftango, we believe that sharing is the key to working more effectively. Our services are designed to relieve your staff of commuting troubles, through carpooling and on-demand transit platforms. Implementing our solutions will help your employees get to work more reliably and easily, freeing them to be more productive members of your team.