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Maximising workplace productivity survey released

03 February 2017

A study of nearly 3,000 knowledge workers has revealed a number of factors relating to productivity, employee engagement and talent retention.

Commissioned by Sodexo, in partnership with Quora Consulting, the Creating a workplace that maximises productivity survey examines a number of factors relating to UK knowledge workers and their workplaces.

This group of workers is defined as those employed as managers, salespeople, scientists, and others whose jobs consist primarily of interactions with other employees, customers, suppliers.

Around 60% of the UK labour force is accounted for by the knowledge worker group and this is the fastest growing segment, hence the importance of improving productivity.

Key findings within the study included the result that 67% of knowledge workers had left their previous role because their workplace had not been optimised for them.

This is described as a "wake-up call for organisations" not to place cosmetic design elements before substance.

Despite the increasing focus on workplace wellbeing, just 36% of respondents thought their organisation considered this.

Nearly 70% said their workplace design directly impacted on their effectiveness, citing office noise, poor lighting and access to quiet space as crucial factors affecting productivity.

Reducing unnecessary noise was the most important factor to improving effectiveness for 51%, with 35% of respondents stating that access to quiet space was their most important requirement.

Poor lighting and restricted access to daylight was described as a major disruptive factor by just under half of those questioned.

Just 37% felt well catered for by their organisation and 53% said workplace nutrition played a significant role in their performance.

The full version of the 
Creating a workplace that maximises productivity study is available for download.


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