What Workers Want in a High-Tech Space

Feb. 3, 2005
A CoreNet Global Survey reveals where and how today’s employees want to work
Ever wonder whether today’s workers value a corner office more than a wireless laptop? A survey completed by Atlanta, GA-based CoreNet Global, an association for corporate real estate asset managers and workplace professionals, reveals that both are equally important. Additionally, more than 50 percent of survey respondents reported that “working from home” or “telecommuting” is only acceptable under special circumstances, with more than one-third indicating these practices were equivalent to working at the office. Nine percent felt it was just another way to blow off work.The teleconferenced meeting is a valued high-tech solution, with 86 percent of respondents acknowledging it as a prudent alternative to corporate travel.The physical workplace was also addressed, with 80 percent noting that cubicles are getting smaller and shorter with more open space. Similarly, 89 percent of survey participants noted that cubicles are here to stay and represent innovation in workplace design.The CoreNet Global survey also reports that 32 percent of respondents planned to increase office space occupancy, with 35 percent planning a decrease. The remainder of participants expected occupancy levels to stay the same. This information was provided by CoreNet Global (www.corenetglobal.com). To find out more, call 800-726-8111.

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