Janet Pogue McLaurin discusses the findings in Gensler's 2022 Workplace Survey, based on responses from more than 2,000 workers in 10 industry sectors. McLaurin is the Global Director Workplace Research, based in Gensler's Washington, D.C., studio.
McLaurin speaks with BD+C's John Caulfield about the following topics:
- After years of AEC firms emphasizing the need for office design to promote greater worker collaboration, your survey finds that workers are still spending anywhere from one-third to one-half of their time working alone, and are seeking quiet and tech-free zones. How is Gensler interpreting these responses?
- What constitutes a high-performing workplace these days?
- Your survey finds workers clamoring for a richer diversity of experiences from their workplaces. Can you elaborate on what these might be?
- There have been ongoing news reports about developers converting vacant office space to residences or something else. At the very least, the workplace is in transition. What is Gensler’s prognosis about the future of the workplace, and how is the firm’s design work likely to reflect that?
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