More than half of us are still working from kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms

Sep 30, 2021
Seven out of ten employees expect employers to provide the correct equipment to work from home. However, only four out of ten people (42%) do so from a home office, with the remainder working from the kitchen or dining room (21%), their lounge (19%) or their bedroom (17%).
Only 32% of people say working from home is more productive, compared to 36% who say they are more productive in the office and 30% who say a hybrid arrangement - a combination of workplace and home - makes them productive.
The future of work is hybrid
A new survey of 1,000 UK employees conducted by Fellowes Brands also reveals:
•  Whether working from home or the office, nine in ten employees (89%) rate satisfaction in their workspace as important, with a third (32%) saying they are up to 50% more productive when they are satisfied with their space.
•  81% say having a good ergonomic environment, including a suitable desk, chair and monitor at eye level is important to their productivity.
•  79% say having access to the equipment they need, such as an extra monitor to view large documents, is important to their productivity.
•   74% say it is important that an employer invests in equipment to shred sensitive documents.
•  81% say having a clean, healthy workspace is important to their productivity.
•  77% say it is important that an employer invests in effective storage and organisation solutions they need to be productive.
Productivity expert, Martin Geiger: “The modern workspace now involves employees splitting a portion of their time working from within the corporate office, and a portion working from the home office.
“To successfully transition to this exciting hybrid working future, employers must implement practical strategies that allow their employees to be satisfied with the setup. This leads to higher productivity.”
Download the full survey results ‘The Importance of Workspace Satisfaction’
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