At Diem Mühendislik Mimarlık, we are committed to creating workspaces that cater to the diverse needs and preferences of our clients. To gain a deeper understanding of modern workplace preferences, we conducted a survey among our LinkedIn followers. The responses provide valuable insights into the evolving nature of work environments and the features that employees value most in their workplaces.
What is the most suitable way of working for you?
When asked about the most suitable way of working, the majority of respondents (35%) expressed a preference for a hybrid work model, combining remote and in-office work. This highlights the growing importance of flexibility in work arrangements, allowing employees to balance their professional and personal lives effectively.
11% of respondents favored fully remote work, indicating a significant segment of the workforce that values the freedom and autonomy offered by remote setups. On the other hand, 13% preferred working exclusively in the office, emphasizing the value of in-person collaboration and the office environment for certain individuals.
5% of respondents indicated a preference for on-site work, which suggests a need for physical presence in specific locations or settings as part of their job requirements.
Where do you spend most of your time while working?
In terms of where they spend most of their time while working, the survey revealed diverse preferences. 26% of respondents prefer a closed office setup, indicating a preference for privacy and focus in their work environment.
37% of respondents favor an open office layout, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and accessibility in their work. This aligns with the trend towards open, flexible workspaces that promote interaction and communication among team members.
15% prefer to work in co-working and meeting spaces, reflecting the need for dedicated spaces for teamwork and brainstorming, while 22% prefer home-office working, reflecting the increasing acceptance and effectiveness of remote working arrangements.
Where do you socialize most at the office?
When it comes to socializing at the office, the survey revealed interesting insights into how employees engage with their colleagues. 41% of respondents prefer socializing in collaboration areas, underscoring the importance of informal interactions and team bonding in these spaces.
32% of respondents favor the cafeteria dining area for socializing, indicating that meal times are significant opportunities for social interaction and networking.
14% use the smoking area for socialising, reflecting that designated areas for specific activities can play a role in building a sense of community among employees.
Likewise, 14% prefer a play or wellness area for socialising, providing designers with important information about the importance of recreational activities and wellness initiatives in promoting a healthy work-life balance.
The most significant feature of an office design is that it is ...
When asked about the most significant feature of an office design, the majority of respondents (71%) emphasized functionality. This indicates that practicality and efficiency are key priorities in office environments, where employees expect spaces that support their work processes and productivity.
17 per cent of our followers ranked technology as the most important feature, indicating that integrating modern tools and infrastructure is important to enable seamless work experiences.
While 7% prioritise aesthetics, indicating that visual appeal is valuable but not the primary consideration in office design; 11% emphasise comfort, indicating that ergonomic furniture and a comfortable working environment are important.