Office owners may be ready to refill their buildings with workers, but according to a new survey by JLL, employees are just demanding a return.
Of the 2,000 employees surveyed by business mediation, 72 percent said they would prefer to work from home more regularly, spending two or three days in the office, the Commercial Observer said. Meanwhile, 66 percent want to switch to a hybrid model that includes work in offices, at home and in spaces such as a coworking facility or cafe.
“The pandemic has been a very interesting accelerator that has accelerated a number of workplace and technology changes that are already underway,” said Peter Miscovich, JLL’s Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer.
Although companies were struggling financially in the middle of a pandemic – Knotel filed for bankruptcy in February, among other things, a significant collapse – may be the future of work. The survey found that 40 percent of workers would like to be able to work from such premises in the future.
(JLL’s competitor, Newmark, is to acquire Knotel, while CBRE recently acquired a 35% stake in Flex-office provider Industrious.)
“We see a diversity of strategies in different regions and geographical areas,” Miscovich told the Observatory.
[CO] – Sasha Jones