Last year at Nespresso® Professional Professional, we undertook some research to understand what the future of work was expected to look like for businesses across the UK.
While we identified some interesting and relevant concepts, it is no surprise that the past few months have had asignificant impact on businesses’ priorities– and in the wake of the UK’s lockdown, these expected trends have all been subject to change.
So, what does the future of work look like now?
Our recent research surveyed over 500 UK employees, interviewed
workplace expertsand looked at recent research to uncover how Covid-19 has directly impacted the short and long term future of work.
Our full report is coming soon, but here is a teaser of what we found.
While some anticipated trends have been accelerated, we have been able to shed light on some emerging changes to physical workspace preferences and requirements, the key concerns for both employees and employers, and changing outlooks on health and well-being in the workplace.
Here are some of our key findings…
REMOTE WORKING IS HERE
49% of businesses
expect to spend more timeworking from home than before.
AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WILL CONTINUE
We could see the start of AI-enabled decision making, whether we come into the office or not. AI will take variables surrounding the office – such as how busy the commute to the office is, or how many meetings are booked in that day, and determine a percentage of how safe it isto go in.
Oliver Baxter, Insight Program Manager, Herman Miller
WE STILL NEED THE OFFICE
for continued remote working…
said they would be happy to return to the office if the conditions were right.
People work more effectively at home for individual work, but they are missing the community aspect and the sense of belonging you get with the workplace.
Linzi Cassels, Principle and Design Director, Perkins + Will
BUT IT WILL NEED TO
19% of those surveyed
see the future office as a space for centralised socialising and creative thinking.
For those in the inner city and suburbs, collaborative spaces will be more important, while those in rural areas will see a greater need for ‘workspaces centered around food and coffee’, and co-working spaces.
ORGANISATIONS WILL INCREASINGLY UTILISE CO-WORKING AND THIRD SPACES
34% of large enterprise businesses see themselves utilising co-working and collaborative spaces in the future.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING ARE HIGH ON THE AGENDA
Health anxiety is now a top 3 consideration
Simon French, Workplace & Design Director, GSK
Employees are increasingly worried about safety & hygiene and how new measures will impact collaboration
21% of employees expressed a concern for cleanliness when they return to the office while 19% say they’re concerned about how they can collaborate safely with new measures in place.
Businesses need to re-think their employee benefits package
When asked about a remote working package,
το 53% of employees expect employers to pay for new technology, and 80% are interested in premium coffee solutions as a part of a work from home package.
QUALITY COFFEE IS REALLY IMPORTANT
86% of survey respondents
drinking quality coffee during
their coffee break
encourages them to be more
productive at work.
And 84% feel that drinking
quality coffee helps them
to relax and
And when it comes to coffee, capsule machines are cleaner
Over 60% agree that capsule coffee machines are more hygienic and are easier to clean than other options available.
GIVE YOUR PEOPLE A
WORKSPACE OF THE FUTURE
At Nespresso® Professional we know that coffee moments can be beneficial in helping your people achieve their best while also reinforcing communication and collaboration in the workplace. That’s why we’ve created the Momento & Milk, which will give your employees the freedom to continue to brew their perfect cup of coffee with minimum physical contact.
Designedwith safety and cleanliness in mind, the machine utilises touchless technology for improved hygiene between users. With automatic brewing and a QR code reader to allow you to make a coffee remotely through a webpage app, users can create 12 milk recipes and 4 black coffees in three cup sizes.
To find out how Nespresso® Professional can help your employees collaborate and re-connect in a socially distanced workplace, contact your sales representative, or call
210 67 11 007
to talk to one of our team.
*The survey was conducted in the United Kingdom.