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Survey: Eliminating Private Offices, Reducing Workspace Still Not Common

July 2013 - Commercial Office Facilities


Fewer Private Offices

Have you cut back on private offices in the past 5 years? (R=213) Cut back private office graph
 
Why? (R=90)
Space consolidation58%
Reduce costs57%
Change corporate culture46%
Improve communication/collaboration40%
Modernize look of the office34%
Green benefits27%
 
BEFORE: How did employees respond to the announcement? (R=91) Response before announcement graph
AFTER: How did affected employees seem after they moved into the space? (R=92) After moved into space graph
 
Common Employee Concerns Following the Move (R=90)
Acoustics/distractions63%
Loss of perceived status63%
Insufficient space for storage46%
Insufficient work area37%
Loss of privacy17%
None9%
Source: BOM Survey

 

 

Smaller Workstations

Have you have you reduced the size of workstations in the past five years? (R=189) Reduced size of workstations graph
 
Why? (R=61)
Space consolidation67%
Reduce costs49%
Improve communication/collaboration39%
Change corporate culture39%
Modernize look of the office33%
Green benefits18%
 
BEFORE: How did employees respond to the announcement? (R=61) Response to announcement graph
 
AFTER: How did affected employees seem after they moved into the space? (R=60) Affected employees after graph
 
Common Employee Concerns Following the Move (R=61)
Insufficient work area67%
Insufficient space for storage66%
Acoustics/distractions51%
Loss of perceived status36%
None3%
Source: BOM Survey




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