As COVID-19 adapted the way we work across the globe, and across industries, we recently conducted a survey to uncover what the post-pandemic 'office of the future' will look like across different industries.
Across all industries, there is a growing demand for more facilities to be provided, or better provisioned for: In this, there was a strong demand for:
- Quiet spaces to escape interruptions and get work done (58%)
- More privacy in the office (53%)
- Better provision of fresh air (52%)
- Suitable and controllable temperature (49%)
- Self-serve barista-style coffee (37%)
- Staffed in house cafe (37%)
- Informal style meeting rooms i.e. brainstorm rooms, creative spaces (36%)
- Amenities such as gyms (35%)
As the workplace continues to demand more versatility, comfort, and amenities, flexible workplaces are aligning more with these changing needs.
When broken down by industry, results showed:
As hybrid working gradually becomes the new normal, there has been a significant shift in expectations of a new home-office balance.
Across all industries, respondents have seen a shift from pre-pandemic worklife. In industries like Banking, Finance and Insurance, 75% of respondents were working in the office everyday pre-covid. By comparison, 54% now expect there to be a mix of work from home and office work, and 15% expect to become full-time home workers.
Other industries showed a shift:
While the office has become a place that offers more flexibility, it is still a highly valued space for individuals, with 67% saying it's important for collaboration and communication, and 78% of businesses and 81% of employees wanting to keep working in an office.
With a shift toward more privacy, creative spaces, and of course, amazing coffee, Orega is here to provide the perfect post-pandemic office space - with the help of our new coffee machines where you can order your latte via Siri and an app.
If you're looking to rent a flexible office for your business, please check out our office locations or get in touch with our team for more information.