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Wednesday, November 16 2022 - 11:00
Most of today's office environments don't adequately accommodate older workers
SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ -

A study by global workplace leader, Unispace – Creating a Multigenerational 
Workforce – has found that despite the increasing percentage of more mature 
professionals in the workforce, this demographic does not feel engaged by 
today's office environments.

According to the Unispace study of 3,000 employees working across Europe, older 
generations are less than satisfied with their workspaces, with three-quarters 
of those over the age of 45 admitting that there was room for improvement in 
their workplace, citing a desire for more private areas, better amenities and 
more outdoor spaces. 

Office amenities desired

The Unispace study revealed that older workers also wanted more of the social 
aspects of the office. Almost half (45%) of those over 45 said that they missed 
social interactions while working from home.

Having access to better facilities was also high on the agenda for this 
demographic. The majority (67%) of respondents over the age of 45 indicated 
they would be more inclined to go into the office if free lunches were 
provided, while 57% wanted access to free amenities such as a gym.

Flexibility crucial

Despite a desire for improvements to the office, the survey revealed that a 
flexible work set-up is preferred by older workers. Before the pandemic, 78% of 
the over 45-year-olds surveyed were entirely office-based, with 20% taking a 
hybrid approach to work. Today, this trend has reversed with 32% looking to be 
based in the office full-time, and 59% working in a hybrid way between the home 
and office.  

Chen Tang, Unispace senior strategist shares: 

"While much of the 'buzz' continues to be around designing for Gen Z, the 
reality is that the conversations we're having with organizations today are all 
focused on how we can create a work environment and experience that engages a 
multigenerational talent pool.

The talent market – across all generations and roles – continues to be 
incredibly competitive. The companies that are setting themselves up for the 
most success to attract and retain top talent are those that are taking a 
holistic approach to envisioning workplace strategies that combine smart 
flexible work policies with destination spaces that give their teams an 
incredible employee experience."

About Unispace

A strategy, design, and construction leader creating people-centric workspaces 
for a rapidly changing world. Unispace is a global firm that offers a unified 
team solution for creating spaces that spark brilliance, deepen connections, 
foster a sense of belonging and propel success. With 5,500 projects completed, 
a presence across 26 countries, and 600+ employees worldwide, Unispace creates 
spaces powered by collaborative client partnerships, delivered seamlessly 
across borders, and enabled by real-world insights.

Stephanie King
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SOURCE: Unispace