A new survey commissioned by flexible workspace firm Spacemade looked into the evolving workplace demands of professionals residing in London.
Of the 350 respondents that were surveyed, 43% said they would like to work in a local workspace at least part of the time moving forward. Additionally, the most popular work arrangement was being in a local office 2-3 days a week and 2-3 days from a headquarters. Only 15% said they wanted to work remotely full-time.
Using local workspaces appeared to be the most favorable work environment for those working in medium to large organizations.
“The momentum for flexible working has been growing steadily over the past decade,” said Jonny Rosenblatt, cofounder of Spacemade. “Employers have embraced a rise in condensed hours and staggered hours and occasional working from home. Coronavirus is accelerating this change in an unprecedented way and signals a significant shift in the future role of the core office and flexible working patterns.”
The company anticipates that the impact of the ongoing pandemic will change the trajectory of how businesses use workspaces over the next couple of years, with many looking to adopt satellite offices so employees can continue to collaborate while being closer to their homes.