At Cisco Live Amsterdam 2024, we unveiled a new hybrid work study detailing how the reality of the in-office experience compares to employee expectations around Europe.
This study surveyed 4,500 employees and 1,050 employers in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, and Spain.
Employers recognize a gap, and if they don’t make the office a magnet, they will not be able to mandate people returning to the office.
Recent research uncovers the challenges and satisfaction criteria to creating a successful hybrid work strategy for organizations across Europe.
Cisco experienced similar feedback while evaluating how to make our offices more attractive to employees.
In 2020, we began a floor-to-ceiling transformation in our New York office to create a space that draws people in and gives them a collaborative experience they cannot get at home. In 2022, we opened the doors to a completely reimagined workspace.
During the time between construction and completion, we learned a lot about the essential components that employees need to have collaborative, constructive interactions in the office. Below are more details about our space transformation.
These facts are important because they are the blueprint for making the office a magnet, not a mandate. In the New York office, we have seen a 2.5x increase in the number of people coming into the office per quarter!
Not only did we transform our space, but we also infused intelligent features throughout that have turned it into a smart building, supporting our efforts and commitments to sustainability.
We have taken what we learned in New York and transformed other offices in Chicago, Atlanta, Paris—and more to come soon. We continue learning from experience to make the office a magnet, not a mandate.
Take a look at our fully reimagined New York office!