Second Annual Capital One Survey Reveals What D.C. Professionals Want in the Workplace
"Professionals today have high expectations for their experience in the workplace and what their employer provides for them," said
Key findings for D.C. professionals include:
- Flexibility is a must: 85%, up from 76% in 2017, of D.C. office professionals say they have their best ideas when they're working in flexible space options, and 80% say they are more productive when they change physical location while working.
- Design drives innovation: 81% of D.C. office pros, up from 79% in 2017, believe companies can't encourage innovation unless their workplace environment is innovative.
- Tech innovation: 88% of D.C. office pros believe it's important that their next employer be an early adopter of technology, up from 83% in 2017.
- Craving health & wellness: Most
Washington, D.C.office professionals said their company doesn't currently offer mother's nursing rooms (74%) or environmentally friendly programs (75%). When asked to prioritize on-site benefits, the top three responses were healthy food and beverage options (47%, up from 42% in 2017), health/wellness centers and programming (35%), and relaxation/social areas (34%).
- Local culture is missing: For the second year in a row, 74% believe local culture isn't currently reflected in their company's workplace design.
- Design elements that matter most: The most desired design elements include natural light (61%), easily reconfigurable furniture and spaces (41%), and artwork and creative imagery (38%).
- Location, location, location?: When considering a new job, more than half (57%) of D.C. office professionals believe that workplace design and environment is equally important or more important than office location.
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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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