Whether their top priority was “collaborating with colleagues” or “socializing with friends/colleagues,” survey respondents made clear that the value of the office is driven by connection.
While planned collaboration is easily achieved no matter where teams are located, getting colleagues to work together on the fly requires collaboration software that facilitates connection in the workplace.
Senior managers, middle managers, and non-managers all have differing priorities and concerns — but factors like age and living situation can impact employee sentiment on working in an office, too.
Our research shows that more flexible work hours would be the biggest motivator to get people back into the office — and that mandates aren’t producing the results leaders want.
As an expert in customer experience, Eptura’s own Phil Davitt sees firsthand which strategies actually work for companies trying to get people to spend more time together in the office. And according to the latest data in our Workplace Index - Q2, his takeaways are spot on — it’s up to businesses to build value in their physical workplaces for employees.