“Indian offices are the second densest after Japan”- JLL Report
International real estate consultants, JLL India have released the report, ‘Workplace Powered by Human Experience – an India perspective’ in association with the Confederation Indian Industries (CII) at the Facilities Management Conclave 2017 on Thursday. The report states that the offices in India are the second densest after Japan on the basis of people sharing their open-plan work areas. Against the global average of 45 persons sharing the office space, Japan leads with an average of 68 people followed by India, where 52 people share the same open-plan work areas.
The report reveals that 98% of the Indian respondents want their companies to appoint someone at work, who can oversee the change and drive their well-being and experience at work. Around 69% of Indian respondents are very engaged and 74% say they can work effectively. Indian professionals are the most mobile, engaged and effective within their offices in comparison to their counterparts in Asia region, the report said.
Commenting on the report findings, Sandeep Sethi, Managing Director – Integrated Facilities Management, West Asia JLL India says, “Workplaces today are constantly evolving to deliver an authentic human experience to employees. However, Indian employees want more than just a functional workspace – creative, inspiring office spaces are a significant factor that now drives employee engagement in the country. Through this research, we have looked at the evolution of the Indian workplace and examined the trends that influence how office spaces are being used to empower the workforce of the future.”
The report closely examines the increasing importance of human experience as a key differentiator driving employee engagement, empowerment and fulfillment at work. It looks at various office parameters like density in offices, mobility within offices, employee engagement, innovation at workplace and enthusiasm for workplace change.
The report also highlights the changes that are desired in workplaces across countries, including India. More than 7000 respondents across 12 countries participated in the worldwide survey.
Indian employees name creativity, happiness, and personal learning and development as the top three contributors to unique workplace experiences. Levels of employee engagement and workplace effectiveness are higher in India than any other country surveyed.