The last two years have tested every aspect of the way we work, and have brought a new appreciation for flexibility, in or out of the office. Employees are looking for work solutions that give them all the benefits of the office with the flexibility of a hybrid schedule.
A new HP survey polled 1,000 office workers in the US and Canada to find out what they appreciate (and miss) most about the office. While many companies are luring employees back with on site massages and happy hours, it turns out what they really miss is printing.
In fact, more than half of respondents (57%) miss access to a printer more than happy hour with colleagues, followed by access to a scanner (56%) and free lunch on-site (55%). It’s a clear indication that while hybrid work offers greater flexibility, employees miss access to office technology that can make them more productive and efficient.
This trend will be a key consideration for companies as they reconfigure the role of the office, from employee experience to the physical layout. The interest in access to office technology will be an important factor for IT departments as they re-evaluate office needs and plan for the next phase of hybrid work.