"Office trends are increasingly driven by the employee rather than the occupier – this survey can be used as an informative guide by both landlords and occupiers"
What Workers Want
"The city centre remains the key locational preference for office workers; the most important factor for their ideal workspace was the comfort of work area"
"58% of respondents would most like to spend the majority of their working time in a city or town centre"
"Across the UK, on average, 80% of respondents work in an open-plan office, while a third of respondents believe their company do not possess the relevant technology to allow them to work flexibly"
"The most important factor in an office workers ideal workplace was the comfort of work area with 92% of the respondents considering this as highly important"
"The commute is still a key factor for staff in their ideal workspace. The office needs to be accessible from a variety of different transport means, and in a cost-effective location for employees"
"The office is a contributing factor to the physical wellbeing and health of workers"
"Tenants are increasingly using smart technologies, which are also becoming incorporated into office buildings and the need for strong connectivity is vital"
"Oxford needs to invigorate its city centre office space to appeal more to office workers and create a stronger business community"
"New developments such as Oxford North have the potential to attract talent and global companies"