A new survey from RICS has found that UK workers may come back to the office quicker than anticipated.
The poll has shown that 80% of employees will return to the workplace after the pandemic has subsided, up from less than 60% expected from the same poll conducted in the previous quarter.
The RICS UK Facilities Management Survey revealed that more respondents believe that workers could come back into the office in larger numbers than initially expected.
At the same time, the study found that workplace relocation management services are expected to see the strongest growth over the next year as leaders work to transform office spaces to meet new needs of the workforce.
Additionally, employment levels are expected to grow with a net balance of +24% respondents reporting an increase in the amount of workers within their sector.
“What we’ve seen is employers using this time to look forward to and plan ahead for what the ‘new normal’ will look like,” said Tarrant Parsons, RICS Economist. “Effective facilities management will be even more crucial as we build back from this pandemic – the positive sentiment expressed by our professionals on the ground in this survey is light at the end of this dark tunnel.”