In India, 73% of office users will consider adopting hybrid office styles. As a result of the pandemic, businesses are increasingly choosing flexible work schedules, according to CBRE South Asia Pvt Ltd.
India Office Occupier Survey indicates 78% of the occupiers have underlined employee health and wellbeing as the most salient element. However, the CBRE report 2022 also says that they prefer facilitating return to the workspace.
Flexible working method combines patterns, including remote work under specific conditions, and 3+ office days per week. It also consists of an equal mix of workspace and remote work, and remote work for 3+ days per week. Further, 35% of respondents allow 3+ office days per week. On the other hand, 38% of survey takers said they would consider an equal mix of office-based and remote work.
The survey also emphasises that the BFSI and technology corporates planning to implement hybrid working policies would choose an equal mixture of office-based and remote work or primarily in the office.
In the upcoming years, offices anticipated that the adoption of hotdesking, targeted mobility, and activity-based working would all pick up steam. Hotdesking increased by almost 100% over the previous two years among the flexible seating alternatives.
According to the report, only 44% of businesses designated seating arrangements as of 2022. It was a significant decrease from the 81% of offices that had them before the epidemic. With 59 per cent of respondents in India wanting to expand their investment in WorkTech to meet these aims, the survey further underscored the importance of technology in flexible working arrangements.
According to Ram Chandnani, Managing Director of Advisory & Transactions Services, CBRE India, corporates are planning to use hybrid working, in the long run. However, they would need to provide staff with proper instructions about working schedules and eligibility.