According to new research from Matthews & Goodman of nearly 1,000 UK office workers, almost half of respondents would be willing to leave their job because of an unappealing office.
The survey also found that 48% of younger workers were more likely to switch jobs because of the state of the workspace, compared to 42% of older workers.
Among the top three more important factors of the workplace are a tidy workplace, natural light and transportation. The bottom three most important factors were the latest gadgets, a good kitchen and a break-out area.
“Most businesses now recognise the value and importance of good office design. We know, for example, that creating an environment that allows different activities to be performed as individuals and teams over the course of the working day, can have a profound impact on productivity,” said David Law, partner at Matthews & Goodman. “However, being able to cut through the fads and fashions of office design is important and, it’s very telling that one of the survey findings is that office workers actually prefer a traditional workspace.”