Adaptive Spaces

2022-2023 CBRE Global Workplace & Occupancy Insights

From measuring a plan to measuring reality: how hybrid work is changing occupancy management

October 24, 2022 20 Minute Read

GWOI22-Hero-972x1296-2

Looking for a PDF Version?

Corporate real estate teams are adapting and innovating at ever-greater speeds to deliver flexible workplace solutions as workstyles evolve and organizations implement hybrid work policies.

CBRE’s Workplace & Occupancy Management team’s annual survey of major occupiers worldwide reveals three themes set to transform workplaces and office portfolios over the next two years:

  1. Purpose-driven flexibility

    Evolving workstyles and employee expectations create a new purpose for the office: connection and collaboration.

    Existing spaces are being rebalanced to support new ways of working.

    Workplace technology investments focus on integrating physical and virtual work experiences.

    KEY STAT

    71% of respondents plan to expand their hybrid program in the next three years.

  2. Modern metrics measure reality

    Metrics are expanding from measuring how space is planned to measuring how it’s used.

    Utilization data is now the key metric to gauge portfolio performance and employee experience.

    KEY STAT

    90% of respondents gather utilization data, up 11% from 2021.

  3. Data management is risk management

    Workplace data is essential to continuity-of-business planning and developing business strategies beyond real estate.

    Organizations are prioritizing data quality and technology investments to develop better workplace insights.

    KEY STAT

    65% of respondents made improving space data accuracy a goal for 2022.

Authors

Related Insights

Related Services

Insights in Your Inbox

Stay up to date on relevant trends and the latest research.