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What Do Your Employees Want After COVID-19?

February 28, 2021
What Do Your Employees Want After COVID-19?

Earlier this year, offices were forced to close, resulting in employees having to work from home. This widespread introduction of remote work has lead to numerous changes in employees' work preferences and values.


Increased flexibility

According to research conducted by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), employees prefer to work in a hybrid setting. Employees want increased and long-term flexibility, with the option to work both at home and in the office. Covid-19 made employees realise they can work productivity from home, whilst enjoying a better work-life balance.

Employees still value the office

Employees still value the office, with 80% of high performing employees stating they missed being in an office environment during lockdown. Employees want the social benefits and sense of belonging they get from being in an office setting. The office should reflect this and become a place that natures human interaction and relationship building.

Office for teamwork and collaboration

70% of employees feel like the office is more suitable for team building and managerial support. Collaboration is more streamlined when people are in the same place, and managers can guide their team better. Although communication software can support meaningful interactions, employees feel face-to-face engagement to be more valuable for teamwork.