By | Nicolas BEHBAHANI | Global People Analytics Leader @ Future of Work | Leading Global HR Analytics, Driving Business Growth
💡 The global workplace utilization is less than 30 percent – about half the pre-pandemic level – If we look at it another way, this means that more than 70% of desks are free during the week !
⚠️ Highly publicized discussions about RTO mandates failed to move the needle.
📈 Global office utilization rates continue to be highest midweek, with Mondays and especially Fridays showing far lower workplace utilization.
💥 In practice, many workers spent their days shifting among conference rooms, lounge space, private offices, and coffee areas.
⏱ Half of the desks in offices are utilized for less than one hour per day !
Conference rooms and smaller enclosed meeting areas are occupied during 67 percent of the workday, according to a new interesting research published by XY Sense using data 📊 from +34,000 office spaces, 9 countries.
✅Less than 30% of office utilization per week !
Researchers noticed that the average global office utilization is declining during holidays seasons (July to August) but remains around 29% on average.
☝️ While return-to-office (RTO) mandates from major global companies were widely publicized across the year 2023, this data showed no material change in workplace utilization compared to the previous quarters.