Research from UK-based Village Hotel Club surveyed 2,500 workers to find what makes them tick and which benefits they most value in the workplace, just as the hotel group launches its new coworking brand, VWorks.
14% of respondents said their commute, dealing with outdated technology and sitting with people they were not fond of topped the list for the most frustrating work-related events. Following these were not having enough space (9%) and the lack of attention to employees’ wellbeing (7%).
In terms of office wishlists, 44% of respondents said they want flexible working and 42% said they would prefer better technology. Additionally, 24% said they would like remote working days.
Over half of the respondents said it would be beneficial to work from somewhere other than their usual office. Additionally, a staggering 90% said that their work environment was vital for their productivity and well-being.
“As more people are looking for flexible working and focusing on their work-life balance, coworking solutions that offer flexibility whilst providing a smart and inspiring workspace will become increasingly important,” said Paul Roverts, CEO at Village Hotel Club. “It is from this insight that VWorks was born. We’d noticed an increasing number of people looking for a space to work throughout the day – and not just from our business travellers, but people local to our hotels. There are more people on the road, working from home, or simply looking for a temporary space away from the office.”