Bucharest, March 9, 2023 – Over four out of 10 Romanians believe that a hybrid system, with 3-4 days per week of work from the office, will dominate the year 2023, and more than a quarter rely on the system with 1-2 days per week at the office. At the same time, a quarter of employees believe that work exclusively from the office will be prevalent this year, and only 7% bet on exclusively remote work, according to a survey run in October by Genesis Property, among 1,031 respondents nationwide.
“The study confirms that the future of work is hybrid. Employees want the flexibility to work from home or the office, depending on their unique needs and preferences. At the same time, we understand the value of in-person collaboration and socialisation for driving innovation and building strong team relationships. Precisely to meet this need, we are developing YUNITY Park, a modern concept that prioritises, through its ecosystem of options, flexibility, comfort and collaboration, essential for companies in their mission to attract and retain top talents,” said Maria Jianu (Tudorica), Commercial Real Estate Manager, Genesis Property.
The results of the study reveal that the main benefit of the physical presence is face-to-face interaction with colleagues, and 90% of respondents believe that office facilities make internal communication more efficient. The same percentage (90%) is associated with people who believe that the existence of spaces dedicated to socialisation and free time help with an easier integration in the collective and a strengthening of teams, but also with providing a better balance between professional and personal life. Also, 8 out of 10 respondents believe that such spaces can save them time.
YUNITY Park, developed by Genesis Property, is designed as an office extension campus that provides the urban support for experiences adapted to the modern lifestyle, both for time spent in the office, and for the personal and social ones. YUNITY Park will have multiple destinations dedicated to social interaction, an amphitheatre and an urban forest, all of them - elements of a complex concept intended for present and future needs.
The main expectations of Romanians from their employers are for them to create better working conditions in the office, such as space and facilities (48.7%), to provide more options to spend free time with colleagues (32.1%) and help employees better integrate into the team (26.4%).
Half of the employees want parks and green spaces near the office, over a third are counting on areas for recreational activities, and more than a quarter want, in the vicinity, areas dedicated to restaurants and cafes.
As for the increased chances of the employees coming to the office to get a promotion or a salary increase, the Romanians' opinions are divided – 15.2% are sure of this, 37.5% say there is a probability, 33.2% say that the probability is that this will not happen, and 13.9% are sure that the presence in the office will not bring the salary increase.
The Genesis Property survey on the "Campus of the Future" was conducted, at national level, through the iVox platform, on a total sample of 1,031 internet users from Romania. About 58% of the participants are men, almost 72% are between 20 and 45 years old, and over 42% have a net income higher than 4,000 lei.