Workers want their own space
Just 12% of European employees think sharing workstations with colleagues ups their productivity, while a significant half believe it made them less productive. And three-fifths of employees say they would prefer a personal workstation, which is at odds with companies’ desire to cut down on office space, according to the What Workers Want 2019 study conducted by Savils.
Beyond the basics of cleanliness, comfort, lighting and air quality, 86% of workers consider length of commute to work to be of high importance, followed by the quality of wi-fi technology (83%) and having a quiet space for focussed work (81%).
Across Europe, 44% of commutes take more than half an hour. French and Dutch workers' commutes take the longest, with approximately 50% eating up over 30 minutes. In Portugal, however, only 32% of commutes last over half an hour.