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Mumbai: Godrej & Boyce, a flagship company of the Godrej Group, has announced the results of an exclusive study on ‘Home, Office and Beyond’ by Godrej Interio, India’s leading furniture solutions brand in the home and institutional sectors. To understand employee expectations in the post-pandemic world, Godrej Interio’s Workspace and Ergonomics Research Cell conducted a nationwide study and examined employees’ concerns about returning to work, shifting to traditional use of office space and working from home. Opinions about exposed various aspects like. and office. A total of 350 office workers between the ages of 21 and 56 participated in the research. Most of them are working for MNCs and Indian Corporates.

According to a research study, over the past two years, health has become the biggest concern for employers and employees, with 31 percent of employees saying that employers should take care of their employees’ health. Similarly, employees noticed a difference in the health of themselves and their team during the same period. Of these, 62 percent saw an improvement in individual health and 50 percent saw an improvement in team health.

While companies are looking for ways to get their employees back to work, research has shown that employees worry about going back to work. The study revealed health and safety concerns in many offices considering open plan layout designs. According to the study, the main concern of employees about returning to office is that 90 percent of office workers get infected with Kovid 19, 86 percent people feel that they will have to compromise with their current lifestyle, 84 percent employees work and life Afraid of losing the balance between While 81 per cent of workers are concerned about traveling long distances, 71 per cent are concerned about how to take care of their parents and children. However, despite all these concerns, the study also shows that 68 per cent of the employees are relaxed and eager to return to the office.

In a phase of lockdown relaxation to some extent, the study found that 26 per cent of workers are still in their hometowns and away from cities where they have offices, while 18 per cent of workers have returned to cities where they have offices.

 

Sameer Joshi, Associate Vice President, Marketing (B2B), Godrej Interio However, the pandemic has triggered discussions on how to use office space more effectively. At Godrej Interio, we are seeing growth in demand for more supportive furniture in office space and this segment will grow at a rate of 25 per cent this fiscal.

For any return to the office to be successful, employers must address the concerns of their employees and include personal and occupational health policies, office infrastructure and design. Most importantly, the three main things that need to be addressed in the workplace of the future are meeting the needs of public health, meeting the individual needs of employees, and providing businesses with friendly ways to connect with their ecosystem. Approach to provide financial value through the medium. ,

Companies are re-evaluating their policies to ensure that there are no major disruptions to future operations based on experiences gained during the pandemic years. The Willis Towers Watson India COVID-19 Readiness Pulse Survey was conducted in the early days of the pandemic. It was found that 83 per cent of the companies in India had decided to review their domestic policies. According to a report by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), this is a major blow to the traditional belief that employees have lower productivity when they are away from the office. According to a study by Godrej Interio, 20 percent of employees prefer to work away from a full-time job, 23 percent prefer to work full-time in an office and 6 percent do not insist on a location.

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