Second Annual Capital One Survey Reveals What Chicago Professionals Want in the Workplace
"Professionals today have high expectations for their experience in the workplace and what their employer provides for them," said
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- Design drives innovation: For the second year in a row, 82% of Chicagoans believe companies can't encourage innovation unless their workplace environment is innovative.
- Tech innovation: 85% of
Chicagooffice pros believe it's important that their next employer be an early adopter of technology, consistent with the national average.
- Flexibility is a must: 84% have their best ideas when they're working in flexible space options, up two points from 2017, and 83% say they are more productive when they change physical location while working. Additionally, more than 3 in 4 Chicagoans (79%) rank flexible schedule in their top 2 reasons to stay at a company, and 70% -- up from 65% in 2017 – want flexible hours from their employer.
- Design elements that matter most: The most desired design elements for
Chicagoprofessionals include natural light (63%), easily reconfigurable furniture and spaces (47%, up from 43% in 2017) and artwork and creative imagery (40%).
- Craving health & wellness: Most Chicagoans said their company doesn't currently offer mother's nursing rooms (75%) and environmentally friendly programs (74%). When asked to prioritize on-site benefits, the top three responses were healthy food and beverage options (43%, up from 40% in 2017), relaxation/social areas (33%) and health/wellness centers and programming (32%).
- Location, location, location?: When considering a new job, 62% of
Chicagooffice professionals believe that workplace design and environment is equally important or more important than office location.
- Local culture is missing: 70% believe local culture isn't currently reflected in their company's workplace design, up from 67% in 2017.
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Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points for the national sample and 4.4 percentage points for each of the DMAs from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
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