Second Annual Capital One Survey Reveals What San Francisco 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
- Flexibility is a must: 84%, up from 82% in 2017, of
San Franciscoprofessionals 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: 85% of San Franciscans, up from 80% in 2017, believe companies can't encourage innovation unless their workplace environment is innovative.
- Craving health & wellness: Most San Franciscans said their company doesn't currently offer mother's nursing rooms (65%) and environmentally friendly programs (62%). When asked to prioritize on-site benefits, the top three responses were healthy food and beverage options (44%), and a tie between health/wellness centers and programming (32%), and relaxation/social areas (32%).
- Local culture is missing: 67% 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 (63%), easily reconfigurable furniture and spaces (47%) and artwork and creative imagery (45%).
- Location, location, location?: When considering a new job, nearly 2 in 3 (64%) of
San Franciscooffice professionals believe that workplace design and environment is equally important or more important than office location, and more than 1 in 3 San Franciscans (36%) believe workplace design is more important.
- Going green:
San Franciscooffice professionals want green programs that make a difference, with 93% saying they wish their company would implement certain environmentally friendly initiatives. Topping the list are paper use reduction (53%), energy efficiency (52%), and on-site renewable energy (47%).
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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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