A return to the office is a reality in most US markets, but in 2023 work-from-home models are still common, since 27% of US office employees currently work from home. Not only that, but when surveyed, nearly 70% of US employees said they would prefer to work from home.
This raises an important issue for office facility managers: how to make in-person office work as attractive as the allure of the home office. In turn, this brings landlords into the equation, as they need to make their real estate offerings more competitive in a market where tenant demands have changed. In this article, we discuss the latest trends in office facilities and the best office amenities that can be found in 2023.
Latest trends in office facilities
Although office work has traditionally been confined to indoor spaces, the renewed focus on air quality and overall well-being during the pandemic has brought to light the crucial role outdoor spaces play in modern corporate buildings. Research shows that access to nature and outdoor environments can improve productivity, reduce stress, and enhance creativity among employees.
Patios, rooftop decks, landscaped terraces, and other outdoor areas are rapidly becoming some of the most sought-after amenities for office workers. These physical spaces not only provide a breath of fresh air and an escape from the indoor office environment, but also foster social interactions and collaboration among employees, creating a healthier and more dynamic workplace culture.