The 2019 Gensler US Workplace Survey has taken input from a variety of over 6,000 office workers and has provided insight in how to properly engage employees in the workplace.
Gensler Co-CEO Diane Hoskins said that the most important decisions for companies are deciding how “open” their office should be and figuring out the best workplace strategy to recruit and attain talent from all generations.
The top five performing amenities in workplaces include quiet/tech-free zones, outdoor workspaces, focus rooms, innovation hubs and maker spaces.
The data also reveals that coworking improved work experience and effectiveness when offered as an alternative to the workplace, rather than a complete replacement for a main office.
Gensler’s data provide three moves companies can make to improve the employee experience: include private spaces within open space environments; provide amenities that optimize work, such as outdoor spaces; and use coworking as a temporary solution to the average workplace, rather than a complete overhaul of the main office.