2021 Workplace Impact Report
A Data-Driven Approach to Understanding the Evolution of the Workplace
The post-pandemic world is going to see a lot of changes in the workplace. We surveyed more than 1,000 executives from large enterprise companies to understand their approach to workplace transformation and employee experience.
Hybrid working is the new norm
84% of enterprises are planning to return to the office
65% of those planning to return to office will return to office by Q3 2021
Of those returning, 74% of enterprises will be hybrid, while 26% will be traditional
Technology and Finance are leaders in driving Q3 return to office initiatives
Safety is the top priority for returning to the office
75% of enterprises rated Safety as their primary concern for their return-to-work strategy.
Productivity and Employee Experience are next most pressing concerns.
Collaboration is the key to employee effectiveness
62% of enterprises indicated meetings have increased since COVID began
73% of enterprises utilize at least two collaboration tools
Employees still lack the choice and flexibility they desire
Only 6% of employees returning hybrid, will be able to define their schedules
79% of enterprises will continue to assign seating for at least 1/4 of employees
Investment in smart building technology is on the rise
65% of enterprises are investing in workplace enablement tools
Corporate real estate portfolio will grow, not shrink
82% of enterprises are either investing in or making no changes to their existing portfolio
89% of enterprises are anticipating revenue growth
82% of enterprises are hiring outside of pre-COVID office locations
72% of companies have a diversified asset portfolio, investing in at least one additional asset type along with owned assets
Survey consisted of 1,020 workplace decision-makers across mutually exclusive enterprises with revenue over $1b across various industries.