A new survey conducted by design firm Gensler indicates that the belief that the office is dead is farfetched.
In fact, over 67% of respondents said they would prefer a hybrid work arrangement, allowing them to spend between 1 and 4 days in the office weekly.
Those who have access to the hybrid model are experiencing a boost in creativity and well-being, which has increased their job satisfaction.
As companies prepare for a future sans pandemic, workers are increasingly eager for increased flexibility.
The survey found that those who worked in the office full-time spent at least 65% of their time collaborating and socializing, compared to only 37% when working from home.
That is why the hybrid model provides a better solution for productivity and even mental health issues for remote workers. It also gives employees the freedom to experiment with their own schedule, and identify which work style best serves their productivity.
“The world has changed, but one thing is clear, 4 out of 5 respondents do want to return to the office in some way each week and 67 percent of the UK workforce want the flexibility to choose not only where they work but when they work there,” said Julia Simet, Managing Principal. “The hybrid model will demand that workplaces are designed to optimise the activities and experiences of their employees that cannot be fulfilled at home. Places of work will need to serve workers and organisations by bringing their people together and facilitating the connections that inspire creativity, innovation, learning, growth and belonging.”