Our new report, in partnership with YouGov, demonstrates that we are now on the verge of a pivotal movement in commercial design and culture. Our findings demonstrate that an inclusive workplace is now more desirable than social events, free gym memberships and private healthcare but even more worryingly, 89% would leave a job due to a lack of inclusive culture and/or facilities.
At Penketh Group, we are committed to putting knowledge and insights at the heart of everything we do. As a company which stays ahead of the curve, we have a keen eye for shifts and trends within the industry and make it our mission to investigate further and report our findings.
The latest trend identified by our team of experts is the growing importance of inclusive workplace design and culture.
The 2019 Benefits and Trends survey carried out by Aon revealed that nearly all (97%) of employers believe that expectations around employee experience are changing. This, when placed alongside Gallup’s finding that only 15% of the workforce are currently engaged, proves that we’re at a crucial turning point in modern workplace design and culture.
For this reason – along with patterns in our findings – we believe inclusive design is more than just a trend or box-ticking exercise. We believe it’s a significant movement in workspace design.
“We’ve certainly noticed clients now picking up on more workplace issue which lead back to inclusivity – even if they can’t explicitly name or identify that that’s what it is they’re referring to. It just goes to show that businesses are becoming more aware of the need to provide for staff from all different walks of life and the benefits this brings about.”
of people want to work for an inclusive company
would like to see more spaces designed to support mental health in workplaces of the future
say their workplace is lacking in wheelchair access
We’re going to be holding a seminar to discuss our findings in more detail and where our workspace experts can share some of their advice. If this is something you’d been keen to attend, register your interest and we’ll pop your name on the list.Register your interest