The changes in methods and approaches to work in recent years are still one of the most familiar technology topics to the general public, including the non-expert public. We will talk about this on 29 September in Padua during AV Playground, Person Centred working, dedicated to professional end users, thanks to a series of speeches on how to interpret the needs of companies and individuals regarding new working habits… and how to translate them into practice, in architectural and technological design.
This is why studies on the trends and ‘desiderata’ of today’s workers are also multiplying, in order to be able to interpret change and put employees at ease, because their satisfaction, according to surveys, brings greater efficiency and counteracts the growing tendency to change jobs quickly.
>According to the State of Offices Report released by Sony a few weeks ago, only 1 per cent of Italians (and 3 per cent of Europeans) want to work completely remotely, while 82 per cent require improvements in office space. But what does such a result imply? In Italy, more than 60% of respondents (out of a base of more than 2,600 people involved in the study) still prefer to work in the office, even though a high percentage of them say they do not have adequate tools to support their current working style. And while more than 80 per cent of meetings involve at least one remote participant, 94 per cent of workers say that asynchronous working is the preferred solution when done and managed properly,.
The data from the Sony survey thus highlights how flexibility is a priority for European workers: asynchronous working is likely to become an increasingly common mode. And if in Italy only 5% of workers feel involved in their work, flexibility seems to be the key to counteract this, and the workplace is an important aspect of personal and company growth.
“We know that the world of work is constantly evolving,” commented Adam Dover, Senior Trade Marketing Manager, Sony Professional Displays and Solutions, “and that the offices of the future need to use technology to adapt to these changes, but offering the option of an office is not enough, space and technology must be specifically designed for today’s work habits in order to support and encourage productive, collaborative and satisfied employees.”
To download the full Sony State of Offices Report 2023, click the link.