How do you feel about staff working remotely?

Managers, supervisors and business owners are becoming increasingly familiar with the concept of staff working remotely from the office.


In many organisations there is a trend towards activity based working and greater flexibility for the employee.

It’s all about productivity..

Remote work is good ‘in theory’ but often not so great in practice. That is because the locations that many employees seek to work from, are simply not suitable. Employers need to understand that if their Central Coast based employees could work closer to home, even just one or two days a week, it would make such a significant impact.

I already pay for head office space. Why do I have to pay for more space?

You may not necessarily have to. At Nexus the question of who pays for the work stations varies from case to case. Some employees pay for their staff to work from Nexus because they recognise the productivity benefit to their organisations Additionally, there is the opportunity to reduce expensive CBD floor space.


Many employees are happy to pay for their own work station on the days that they use Nexus. The costs involved in commuting – train and bus fares, petrol costs, tolls quickly add up. By the time they have covered their commuting costs they can afford to head to Nexus.


In other cases employees and employers share the cost. It’s up to you to structure it in the way that works best for your organisation and employees.

Benefits to the Employer:

  • Increased productivity from staff

  • Recruitment and retention advantages

  • Reduced absenteeism

  • Business resilience

  • Potential to reduce expensive CBD footprint

  • Reduced utilities cost


Benefits to the Employee:

  • Drop in commuting and vehicle costs

  • Flexibility and improved work/life balance

  • Increased job satisfaction

  • Greater ability to participate in the workforce

  • Improved health and wellbeing