The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Highlights from the The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace:
- During the pandemic, 40% of office workers spent more time outdoors and liked it. Of those who worked from home, 47% said they would like to continue to work from home one to four days per week.
- Employees who work in environments with natural elements report they experience a 15% higher level of wellbeing, are 6% more productive, and feel 15% more creative overall. Office design was so important to workers that one third (33%) of global respondents stated it would unequivocally affect their decision whether or not to work somewhere.
- Survey respondents chose natural light as the most desired workplace element (44%). Live indoor plants came in second as the most desired workplace element (20%), followed by quiet working space, a view of the sea, and bright colors. Also of note, more than half of all workplaces include no plants at all (58%).