ISG presents short study on the future of work

Work is constantly changing. Economic crises accelerate processes that had already begun on a small scale. With reference to the consequences of the Corona pandemic, ISG has taken a close look at the future of office work.

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31 March 2021

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Work is constantly changing. Economic crises accelerate processes that had already begun on a small scale. With reference to the consequences of the Corona pandemic, ISG has taken a close look at the future of office work. Based on a nationwide survey of 1,000 office workers, a white paper has been produced that gets to the bottom of questions about the ideal space, identification with the employer and the best possible balance between office and home office.

In September 2020, the British polling company Sapio surveyed 1,000 office workers from the IT & telecommunications, banking, services, education, healthcare and public administration sectors on behalf of ISG. The respondents provided information on their preferred presence in the office, their productivity and their attitude towards their company. The survey also focuses on the feel-good factor: What kind of space is needed to provide office users with optimal working conditions? What do employees need from their superiors and colleagues to be able to do their work in the best possible way?

The key results:

  • Almost 60 percent of all surveyed participants speak out against a permanent home office regulation
  • 3.2 office days per week are ideal for maximum productivity - employers only expect 2.7 days
  • The most important criteria that the office must meet are, in addition to good accessibility, a secure fresh air supply and high-performance IT equipment

Aydin Karaduman, Managing Director Europe at ISG, comments: “In our survey we clearly found that the office of the future will have to adapt to new requirements. We have now created a white paper from this, which The White Paper highlights the different requirements for the workplace depending on the industry and gives an overview of the consequences of working from home and shows trends for the future. Because younger generations have different criteria for their workplace than office users with more experience."

The white paper is worth reading for all companies and institutions that recognize the change in work and want to prepare themselves for the future now.

You can download ISG´s report “The Power of Place – The impact of human behaviour” here.

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