The office is seen as a place to live, to meet and to work together. This is the case for:
- 61% of employees in the Netherlands
- 56% for Belgians
- 51% for the French
In contrast, the Germans (53%) and the British (70%) see the office more as a place for work only and "where one should spend as little time as possible".
The role of the office also depends on the generation. Among Italians (69%) and French (66%) under their 30s, humanity and friendliness are top priorities, while young German employees (57%) do not share this view at all.
In short, the image of the office has changed significantly and there is a need to respond better to the new aspirations of employees.