After the pandemic, many companies have seen a change in behaviors and patterns among their employees, and they are working overtime to navigate it. For some companies, it was necessary to switch data to the cloud so that their employers could work remotely and continue to do so now.
To figure out the best option to provide employers, companies need to understand better what their employees’ lives look like outside of work, their backgrounds, and what stages of life they are in. For example, Gen Z employees value socialization with their employees more than older generations and require more coaching and development opportunities. Because of that, they are in the office more than their older counterparts.
For people who have children or live with children under 12, being in the office can be the preferred choice, while those who have children over 12 choose a hybrid schedule.
Employers that have a longer commute to and from work naturally prefer less office time, and those with shorter commutes tend to work in the office more frequently.
Other factors contributing to employees wanting to work in the office are the office environment and overall vibe. Having a variety of spaces like creative, collaborative, and reflect and restore areas allows employees to choose the most productive place. Many companies don’t offer all these working spaces, which can result in more people wanting to work from home. The office environment is another factor to consider for employees. Some offices can be more vibrant and bustling, while others are quiet and less busy.
As we see more trends and behaviors change, employers need to consider what will make their employees the happiest. A happier employee tends to be a more productive employee.