Just 55% of offices support staff productivity

Tim Oldman-Leesman-2015Just over half (55%) of office environments allow employees to work productively, according to research by workplace insight firm Leesman.

The Leesman Index, which records satisfaction levels with numerous workplace features and services and is based on responses from 102,786 employees, also found that around half (49%) of respondents are proud to bring visitors to their place of work.

The study also found:

  • Around a third (34%) of respondents are satisfied with their ability to personalise their desk or workstation.
  • 46% of respondents select over 10 activities as being important to their everyday work, more activities than a single desk can support.

Tim Oldman (pictured), founder and chief executive officer of Leesman, said: “There’s a woeful lack of science being applied to the workplace environment. High performing organisations allow individuals to choose the workspace most suited to the task they’re being asked to perform and they provide connectivity.

“Organisations must, alongside skills, investment and infrastructure, include the workplace in their productivity focus. Those that do will boost productivity and their organisation performance.”