Two new reports from JLL have navigated what the new future of work could look like as the pandemic seemingly subsides and companies consider their next move.
The “Shaping the Future of Work for a Better World” and “Shaping Human Experience” reports reveal that a company’s willingness to adapt to new work conditions will give them a competitive edge in the future.
According to JLL’s human experience report, 70% of 2,000 office workers believe that the office environment is most beneficial for collaborative meetings and teamwork.
This indicates that, not only is the office here to stay, it is expected to take on a new role in the post-pandemic workplace.
“The pandemic has accelerated the trend of the office being a space to foster productivity and socialization,” said Neil Murray, Global CEO of Corporate Solutions at JLL. “Moving forward, however, variety, flexibility and choice will be core tenets of all successful office environments post-crisis.”
Additionally, 66% of employees have stated they expect to work from various locations once the pandemic is over. This means that policies to support hybrid work arrangements will be absolutely necessary.
JLL’s research narrows down four different worker profiles that will emerge in the future: the Traditional Office Worker who wants to be in the office, the Free Spirit who wants an option outside of the normal work environment, the Experience Lover who craves human experiences and the Wellness Addict who prioritizes a healthy work-life balance.