According to the Cushman & Wakefield report entitled "What is the future of offices ?, 59 percent. of the surveyed employers indicated that they had implemented or will implement a hybrid work model. This is an increase of 14 pp. compared to the June 2021 survey. Most often, the respondents chose the model assuming full flexibility (the employee can decide for himself when he works from the office and when from home) - this form was chosen by 30%. employers, by 3 pp. more than a year ago.
The traditional model of work as the target was indicated by nearly 27 percent. respondents, of which ¾ allows remote work in exceptional situations. The only remote mode of operation was not indicated by any of the respondents. 14 percent of the respondents have not yet made a decision in this regard, which is a decrease by 16 pp. compared to the June 2021 survey.
Over 10 percent of respondents introduced changes in the functioning of office space during the pandemic, and almost every fourth (24%) plans to introduce them in the next 12 months. Almost a quarter of the respondents have not yet made a decision in this regard, which is a decrease by 6 pp. compared to the June 2021 survey. 32 percent in turn, it declared that it would not introduce any changes.
No decision to make any changes to the office space may result from the stage of the contract or the lack of capital expenditure usually provided by owners for finishing or modernizing the space. Another limitation for the tenants' investment plans may be the increase in the cost of finishing the space observed since the beginning of 2022 - comments Jan Szulborski, senior consultant in the Advisory and Market Research Department at Cushman & Wakefield.
A common tool used by 43 percent. of respondents in the field of planning work in the office turned out to be the applications used to support the booking process of desks, rooms and parking spaces.
The study shows that employers have increased the number of small meeting and videoconference rooms or booths - these amenities have been introduced by over 40 percent. respondents. At the same time, the number of individual work stations has decreased, and the desk does not belong to one employee. The ratio of the number of jobs to the number of employees is often around 0.5. Among the elements of office equipment desired by tenants were a restaurant / canteen, an ATM and infrastructure for cyclists, which were indicated by 67% and 43% respectively. and 40 percent surveyed employers.
The survey conducted by Cushman & Wakefield also shows that, in the opinion of employers, the attitude of employees to returning to the office is worse than a year ago. Last year, nearly half of the respondents indicated that employees positively assessed the return to stationary work. This time, if we sum up the answers "positive" and "rather positive" for the survey conducted in 2022, the share of companies in which the attitude of employees to return to the office was positive decreased by 11 pp.
All the activities we undertake every day have a huge impact on building experiences both for our employees and our clients. Awareness and consistency are essential in creating a workplace of the future - one that encourages the exchange of experiences, strengthens a sense of belonging, gives space to achieve goals and develop in a sustainable manner, while reflecting the company's culture and values - adds Anna Trochim, head of Human Resources Poland, Cushman & Wakefield.
The survey shows that every fourth surveyed employer introduced solutions aimed at improving the well-being of their employees. 59 percent of the respondents increased the amount of greenery in the office. 28 percent took care of equipping the office with a massage chair, 23 percent for the provision of a massage therapist or replacement of furniture with more ergonomic ones. Almost every fourth (23 percent) improved acoustics, and 18 percent. - air quality in the office.
The survey was carried out using the CAWI method in June 2022 on a sample of 103 decision-makers in the field of office space management.