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Cut down commute times & wasted hours

In the bustling cities and towns across the UK, one challenge has remained consistent for the workforce: the daily commute.
November 13, 2023
4 min read

In the bustling cities and towns across the UK, one challenge has remained consistent for the workforce: the daily commute. While the rhythm of the morning rush and the evening return has been romanticised in films and stories, for many, it represents hours of lost productivity, exhaustion, and even environmental harm. Fortunately, with evolving work models and platforms like Workabout, there’s an efficient solution on the horizon.

The True Cost of Commuting

Beyond the fuel costs and public transport fares, commuting has hidden expenses:

  • Time: The average UK worker spends about 59 minutes commuting daily. This accumulates to almost 5 hours weekly – a substantial loss of personal and productive time.
  • Mental and Physical Strain: Commutes, especially longer ones, can lead to fatigue, stress, and even increased risk of various health issues.
  • Environmental Impact: Daily commutes significantly contribute to carbon emissions, leaving a substantial environmental footprint.

Embracing Flexible Workspaces

An alternative to the traditional 9-to-5 grind in a fixed location is gaining momentum: flexible workspaces.

  • Proximity: By opting for workspaces closer to home or distributed across strategic locations, employees can drastically reduce their commute times.
  • Tailored Environments: Platforms like Workabout allow you to select spaces that fit your working style, be it quiet hubs for focus or lively spaces for collaboration.
  • Scalability: As your team grows or downsizes, or even as daily requirements shift, flexible workspaces can adapt, eliminating the need for long commutes to a central office.

How Workabout Champions Reduced Commutes

Harnessing the potential of technology and a vast network, Workabout makes cutting down on commute times more accessible than ever.

  • Extensive Directory: With a plethora of workspaces listed, finding a suitable spot near your location becomes effortless.
  • User Reviews & Insights: Make informed decisions based on reviews and insights, ensuring the chosen workspace matches your needs.
  • Effortless Booking: The streamlined booking system cuts down not just commute times, but also the time taken to find and secure a workspace.

The Broader Impact

As businesses and employees gravitate towards flexible working models, the benefits extend beyond individuals:

  • Reduced Traffic Congestion: With fewer people travelling during peak hours, traffic flow improves, reducing commute durations for others.
  • Lower Carbon Footprint: Reduced travel naturally curbs carbon emissions, pushing businesses closer to their sustainability goals.
  • Enhanced Local Economies: When people work closer to home, local businesses – from cafes to shops – thrive.


The transformative wave of flexible workspaces, propelled by platforms like Workabout, is not just a trend but a significant step towards a more efficient, sustainable, and productive future. By reclaiming hours wasted on long commutes, individuals and businesses alike can enjoy enhanced well-being and productivity.

Considering cutting down those tiresome commutes for your team? Explore the world of flexible workspaces with Workabout.

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