Insurance company Codan has chosen MyDesk for digital optimization of their office environment. More than 800 employees share 406 desks, which means a number of benefits for the company.
- In Denmark, an office space costs an average of DKK 60,000 per year. Codan can save a lot of money by minimizing the number of empty office spaces.
- Employees have more freedom to work from home, which is a highly valued employee benefit that increases job satisfaction and saves money and time. In fact, we’re often more productive when working remotely than when we’re in the office.
- The climate benefits from optimized office operations due to less cleaning and energy consumption in the buildings, as well as less transportation to and from work.
Employees want to work from home
In November last year, Codan introduced a scheme with two working-from-home days a week for half of its employees. 8/10 of company employees still want to work from home at least two days a week. With the move to the new headquarters‘Baghuset‘ in Frederiksberg, flexible workplaces have been introduced.
New everyday life without fixed seats
About the implementation of MyDesk, Codan’s CEO Christian Baltzer says to FinanceWatch: "We bought the tool to make a new everyday life without fixed workspaces work in the long term." Some may continue to have fixed seats in the office, which can easily be combined with the MyDesk system, as varying workstations don’t have to apply to all employees.
Christian Baltzer sees great potential in the increased flexibility:"We believe that flexibility provides greater opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration across the organization."
Innovative and agile work environments
Many companies expect their office usage to decrease in the coming years. Now is the time to consider changing the structure of organizations and implementing a new system. In modern office environments, workspaces become collaborative spaces. Forward-thinking companies like Codan are shifting to innovative and more agile work environments that can adapt to the needs of the employee.