Savings in anticipation of a drop in revenue.
Rikilt's director Robert van Gorcom expects about five to ten employees will have to give up their individual offices. Others will have less workspace. Van Gorcom: 'For example, I will be getting a smaller room'. To compensate, there will be more meeting areas and flexible workstations.
The Rikilt employees' council supports the decision and has been properly consulted, says representative Richard Helsdingen. 'It's a logical decision. So there's no protest, just some individual irritation at most.'
Indirectly, the move will mean savings in Rikilt's expenditure on rent. That is not a bad idea in view of the future, says Van Gorcom. 'Although we hardly have any problems at the moment, we are expecting revenue to fall next year.' Rikilt gets a relatively large number of commissions from the government, which is currently downsizing and making cutbacks.