New research from Aon claims that 97 percent of employers agree that employees’ expectations of their experience in the workplace are changing.
A consistent theme throughout the research was a desire amongst office workers for more informal spaces for working and collaborating, and also private spaces for concentrating and taking telephone calls.
With three-quarters (76 percent) of office workers agreeing that a well-functioning and attractive office workplace would encourage better staff retention, the study demonstrates a link between the office workspace, the people in it, and their inclination to stay put.
For more creative thinking to come about, organizations must build a nurturing environment in which an open and collaborative culture can thrive.
A new survey released recently by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) reveals employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings.
65% of Generation Zers think a fun environment is essential for a good company culture vs only 22% of Baby Boomers.
A definitive mindset shift is underway—more companies are not only recognizing the value of the key role the workplace plays in enabling the workforce, they are also investing in environments with budgets reshaped in alignment with that value.
The generation now entering the workforce is sober, industrious and driven by money. They are also socially awkward and timid about taking the reins.
The open plan debate grinds on, and the latest grist to its mill is a study from researchers led by Esther Sternberg of the University of Arizona which suggests that it is those people who work in open plan spaces that are fitter and happier than their associate employee contemporaries in cubicles and private offices.
As organizations become more distributed, more collaborative and more outsourced, the ways we work and connect are changing.
The findings prove that changes in the workplace aren't just trends — they have become expectations, and workplaces that don't address the issues will find it difficult to attract and retain the best talent.
A recently-released workplace study found height-adjustable workstations may help reduce sedentary behavior and support health even outside the workplace.
While this study is far from the first to point fingers at open office space designs, the researchers claim this is the first study of its kind to collect qualitative data on this shift in working environment instead of relying primarily on employee surveys.
More than two-thirds of global employees work remotely every week, and over 50% do so for at least half of the week, heralding a major reassessment of corporate real estate, according to a comprehensive new global study.
The number of flexible office centres tracked by Instant across the UK increased by 10 percent to 5,320 in the last year, which equates to 824,000 new desks on the market.
The Staples Workplace Survey found workers have rapidly changing expectations for the office environment. This is what employers need to know to keep workers happy and their businesses thriving.