European Workplace Trends 2022

As the global workplace is being reshaped, we are witnessing a nuanced scenario across the European continent.

Drawing from Studio Alliance’s extensive experience delivering design and fit-out projects across Europe before and during the global pandemic, our team of experts explored the trends that are affecting the way businesses think about their workspaces – and how each market is responding.

Research carried out by Deloitte has shown that maintaining office culture is at the top of employers’ current concerns when developing hybrid office strategies. Furthermore, a study by PwC also revealed that although over 80% of the business’ surveyed see their organisation’s shift towards remote work as a positive, only 5% trust that their company culture won’t be negatively affected.

Trend 1 - Catering for non-remote working businesses

Remote working is now a concept that we consider normal. However, the vast majority of businesses (especially in the UK) are unable to make their work hybrid due to the nature of their operations.

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), only 25.9% of people had worked from home in the week before they responded to the annual population survey. This was compared with 12.4% of workers who reportedly worked from home in 2019.

It won’t come as a surprise that light industrial and pharma are two of the sectors that have seen the biggest growth in the UK, both playing a key role in vaccine production and other critical supply chains.

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