Thus, over 60% of respondents say that it is important to continue to have dedicated spaces for offices, even if the work model changes and the office becomes more of a multifunctional space to work, but also to interact with the team and relax. Almost 37% of respondents to the Genesis Property survey expect the office of the future to be rethought to include safe collaboration and socialization spaces. At the same time, almost 34% expect offices to follow a model closer to coworking in the future, designed precisely to support the interaction between people and creative activities.

Another 30% believe that offices will evolve in the long run into ecosystems that will combine the use of residential, hospitality and work spaces, according to the Genesis Property survey, one of the most important class A office developers in Romania, which owns West Gate Business District and Novo Park. In contrast, just over 27% believe that the office will remain largely unchanged, and another 12% say that, in their opinion, the offices of the future will be any place outside the home where they can work.

Pay more attention to sanitary measures in the office
From their post-pandemic office, employees say they want, first and foremost, to have measures to limit epidemiological risks (56.1%), but also to provide an integrated work experience, interaction and relaxation (40.5%) and a context in which to be creative (35.5%), as well as to have technologies based on artificial intelligence that eliminate daily repetitive activities and allow them to focus on more relevant activities (29.9%).

The Genesis Property survey on employee perceptions about the future of offices and the prospect of returning to the office was conducted in February-March 2021 through the iVox platform, on a total sample of 1,183 internet users across the country. Almost 59% of the participants are women, about 60% are between 25 and 40 years old and 9 out of 10 are full-time employees. (source: Genesis Property)