Genesis Property Survey: Over half of employees prefer in-person meetings over online meetings. A quarter have attendedfrom their car or public transportation
Four out of 10 employees already prefer to attend online meetings from the office
38% would come to the office more often to separate their personal and work lives, 31% for increased socialization, and 22% for greater efficiency
Working from home is starting to show its limitations, with 52% of employees preferring online meetings to be replaced with in-person meetings, according to a survey conducted in April by Genesis Property among 1,307 respondents nationwide. Furthermore, 40.3% of the respondents already prefer to attend online meetings from the office, according to the same study.
"We are constantly mindful of the new labor market trends, and the results of the latest study show that employees are increasingly open to socialization, human contact, and the efficiency brought by working at the office and having in-person meetings. Many employees would come to the office even more frequently, to better separate their personal life from their work life, which has been blurred in recent years due to remote work," stated Marcela Stancu (in opening picture), Community Manager, Genesis Property.
If 53% of employees attend online meetings from home and 40.3% prefer the office, over 4% say they have joined online meetings from their garden or outside, 1.3% from cafes, 0.8% from libraries, and 0.5% even from canteens.
Nearly a quarter of respondents spend between two and eight hours in online meetings each week, 7.2% allocate between eight and 12 hours to this type of meetings, and 5.6% are stuck in such meetings for over 12 hours every week.
“The results of the survey also show an aspect that blends both risk and efficiency drop - over a quarter of employees admit to participating in online meetings from their car or from public transportation. To address all these challenges and needs, we are focused on developing YUNITY Park, a concept that aligns with current work trends and the new perspectives of employees,” adds Marcela Stancu.
Employees would come to the office more often to separate personal life from work (37.5%), for increased socialization (31%), greater efficiency (21.5%), uninterrupted work (6%), and fewer online meetings (4%).
The Genesis Property survey on workplace well-being was conducted nationwide through the iVox platform, with a total sample of 1,307 internet users from Romania. Approximately 52% of the participants are female, and over 42% have a net income of over 4,000 ron.
About Genesis Property
Genesis Property is one of the most important owners, developers and operators of class A office buildings in Romania, with almost 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and the first real estate group in the country to become a signatory supporter of the 10 Principles of The UN Global Compact on human rights, labor, fight against climate change and environmental protection. The company owns and manages YUNITY Park and West Gate Business District, with over 150,000 square meters of office space contracted by major companies such as HP, Accenture, Societe Generale, Citibank, Ericsson, Garanti BBVA, Infineon, Luxoft, Yokogawa, Siemens and Alpha Bank, where more than 15,000 employees work.
In 2020, Genesis Property initiated the IMMUNE Building Standard™, an innovative global standard that certifies the resilience of buildings to health threats such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Through IMMUNE™, the company aims to sustainably contribute to the creation of the healthy buildings of the future.
Genesis Property made a commitment to adapt its investment and operational strategy in order to fully contribute to supporting the major objectives of the European Commission, assumed by the European Ecological Agreement, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 and to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
Genesis Property is also the developer of the first private student campus in Romania, West Gate Studios, and the 4-star accommodation unit Studio One Accommodation Suites.
*This is a Press Release.