Each January brings a level of excitement. New possibilities, reconfigurations, and experiences can always be felt at the start of a new year. As organizations look ahead to all the good that 2023 holds, they must also bring along the lessons learned in 2022.
Although office occupancy rates rose meaningfully last year, they’re still not at pre-pandemic levels across the U.S., and in most metro areas, office spaces are often empty.
So, what has been learned over the past 12 months?
Surveying nearly 300 Resource Managers across different industries, CORT Furniture Rental, the nation’s leading provider of transition services, and 4SITE by CORT, a platform that delivers data-driven analysis to customers about their unique workforce and real estate, delve into what approaches organizations are taking.
Overall, companies are being proactive in determining how to support diverse working styles now and in the years ahead, with 58% of those surveyed sharing that they’ve taken a hybrid approach in returning to work over the last year, 28% returning full-time, and 3% going fully remote.
Additionally, the survey highlights the following:
- The diverse ways organizations have found to implement office space modification strategies.
- The number of companies with a plan for their office space’s future.
- How workforce user analytics are helping organizations.
- What occupancy data is currently most important.
We hope the information in this infographic provides insight into how companies can react and respond in a world focused on flexibility.
To download this infographic, click CORT Workplace Survey 2023.
Preparing for Employee Re-Entry into the Office with CORT Permanently Flexible™ Solutions
Over the last two years, the workplace has grown from solely being a place to get work done and is now an environment where employees, recruits, and clients seek meaningful experiences.
Finding the best way to integrate office space design and technology that can inspire collaboration, community, and more can be a powerful tool that transforms the workplace into an experience that’s worth the commute.
If bringing employees back to the office is a goal for your organization in 2023, consider CORT’s Permanently Flexible™ solutions: 4SITE and CORT Furniture-as-a-Service™. Separately, these tools allow organizations to remain agile with what’s next for their workplace. But together? They allow organizations to experiment within their office, measure space utilization, modify new furniture configurations, and repeat on an ongoing basis. We believe this level of flexibility provides companies with what they need to Do more. Be more. Go Further™ today and for many years to come.