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Flexible Office Gains Stature in Workplace Strategy 

A global survey by Cushman & Wakefield and WeWork found growing demand for flexible office space. The data and perspectives provided by the survey suggest that flexible office options can be a valuable component of a diverse office workplace ecosystem, providing employees the workplace flexibility they now demand. 

Among the 800 WeWork users surveyed, 40% of their time is spent in flexible office space, 55% at home and approximately 5% elsewhere. Looking ahead, respondents said they want to be in flexible office space 50% of the time and reduce their work from home time to about 45% – a 19% reduction. 

“If employers and employees learned anything during the global pandemic, it’s that work can be effectively performed in spaces beyond the traditional office, and employees often seek more choice in their work environments after going through this experience,” said Despina Katsikakis, global lead of total workplace at Cushman & Wakefield. 

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About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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