Office users are are giving more thought to how their space can help boost productivity and recruit top talent.
That’s the finding of a new report from Cushman & Wakefield following a global survey identifying the key drivers of workplace transformation.
The report notes that occupiers are taking a comprehensive view of change and pursuing a number of strategies in order to achieve their desired goals.
Cost factors, while significant, were not seen as the most influential drivers of change.
On average, occupiers cited human resource factors, such as recruiting, employee collaboration, workforce productivity and improved work/life balance over cost factors, such as reduced facility costs and lower churn as drivers of workplace change.
The majority of respondents planning new workplace initiatives cited design changes as being the most highly considered change strategies.
Open plan architecture, flexible layouts, and furniture solutions, as well as reducing the amount of space per person in favor of increased collaborative space all ranked high.
Respondents ranked employee satisfaction as the highest factor to measure the success of workplace change programs.