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What Canadians like, dislike, need, want from their workplaces & even their facilities managers

What Canadians like, dislike, need, want from their workplaces & even their facilities managers
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This study, conducted by Staples, included over 500 Canadian employees. 

Source: www.staplesbusinessadvantage.ca

The report covers a wide range of topics and is well worth reading if you’re interested in what’s happening in Canadian work trends. It includes a surprise section on what employees want and expect from their facility managers and how they feel about their offices.

 

Highlights of the Facilities Management (FM) section:

– 82% of employees feel their FM plays a role in their success

– 59% say FMs are underappreciated

– 65% say the FMs role should be strategic and they should be given maximum resources to get their job done

 

Other Highlights:

– Only 29% of employers offer agile seating

– 38% work in open space, 38% work in semi-open space, and 23% work in mostly closed offices

– 66% spend some of their time working outside the office. Of those 48% sometime work at home and 17% sometimes work in co-working spaces

– 48% say the look and feel of the office space is a major factor in selecting an employer

 

Other topics covered in the study include:

  • Workplace distractions
  • Health and wellness
  • Seasonal and vacation habits
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