With the world of agile, task-based working, employees don’t expect to be tethered to a single desk or workstation anymore. When visiting the office team members bring their laptop and work from relaxed collaborative areas, such as benches or sofas. Your headcount is a good starting point for your furniture list but your working style is equally as important.
"Only 12.5% of those surveyed thought having their own desk was the most important thing in an office space."
We often hear how empty desks gather dust while people are out at meetings. These desks take up space which could be better used as an informal meeting area, a social hub or even a coffee bench.
As the workforce becomes more heavily weighted with Gen Z workers, employers need to understand that their teams are used to being more mobile. They have grown up with FitBits and Smartwatches, doing homework on a laptop from any location, and of course having their phones with them all the time. By being more mobile, Gen Z workers don’t expect or require their own desk or private space.
70% prefer to do concentration work at home as they can focus more easily.
This series of blogs looks at current and projected trends, independent research and other studies to provide a comprehensive solution to the future of the workplace.
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