For many, the home working experience is outscoring the best workplaces in the world according to a study of more than 125,000 workers.
Insight from an ongoing home working study conducted by employee workplace experience measurement company Leesman has found that 78% of those working within a Leesman+ building - what the research organisation calls the ‘best workplaces in the world’ - have reported that their workplace enables them to work productively. This compares with the 82 per cent of those saying that their home working environment does the same – suggesting that working from home marginally outperforms even the workplaces judged best in class by those who use them.
Leesman says that business leaders “must now determine what their physical workplace needs to meet the experience many are having whilst working at home. These numbers suggest that the world’s elite workplaces, which are statistically proven to offer the very best employee experience are, in some cases, competing with and losing to home environments.”
Tim Oldman, Leesman CEO, said: “On average, home settings perform better than anyone expected. But not for everyone and not for an important specific series of tasks.
“But when homes are supporting some work activities better than the very places designed to house them, it shines a glaring light on the prior failings of many corporate workplaces. And in such an uncertain time, this new data is too monumental to ignore – it shows that organisations who really understand the work their employees do in their roles build better workplace ecosystems.
"The decisions made by leaders now with little evidence could have a sell-by-date which outlives the bricks and mortar on which their offices stand.”
Leesman’s home working experience survey was launched in March 2020.