New Microsoft science (opens in a new tab) he found that most of the workers are “stuck in pre-pandemic office spaces,” which makes it almost impossible for them to work together properly.
A company study found that 83% of UK workers worked in the same environment as before the pandemic, and employers are resisting the change despite adopting some hybrid work rules.
The results highlight some of the key benefits of going to the office, according to participants, which include the ability to socialize with colleagues and strengthen relationships, however nearly three-quarters say they just ‘make emails’ when they go to physical activity . Workplace.
Collaboration Offices for 2022 and beyond
Alan Slothower, leader of the Microsoft UK Surface Business Group, says “employees clearly need more incentive to return to their offices than an employer mandate.” He asks companies: “Are our offices suitable for today’s workforce and will they really want to come back to it?”
Some of the factors preventing employees from returning to the office include the ability to achieve less than working remotely, the cost and length of commuting, and the ability to spend less time with loved ones who may also work at home.
In contrast, some of the factors that make a formal office attractive include a strong internet connection, flexible working hours, good transport connections and good air conditioning with temperature control, which may become more relevant as the UK enters the winter of uncertainty over energy prices and potential power cuts.
Moreover, the concept of ‘office’ has changed in recent years, with 81% of employees surveyed seeing their work device (such as a laptop) as their personal office space. Leveraging this by enriching the experience with better collaboration software can be one way to increase employee productivity both at home and in a dedicated workplace.
Going further, Microsoft offers three action points to help companies improve their work environment: “making employee needs central to business strategy”, “accepting and resolving the hybrid paradox” by appreciating both flexibility and interpersonal interaction, and “device perception. as a power plant productivity “.