The study of 3000 workers reveals that, while employees show a strong affinity for the office, they also desire the ability to have the option to work from home one to two days per week on average.

JLL’s Occupancy Benchmarking Survey says that 67% of real estate decision makers are increasing workplace mobility programs.

“As organisations look to adapt to the ‘next normal’ where de-densification of main office space will need to occur, we anticipate a move towards a ‘hubs and clubs’ model that provides office locations closer to where people live,” said Ben Munn, global flexible space lead for JLL.

“These distributed locations, or ‘clubs,’ are likely to lean heavily on flexible space arrangements,” he said.

“We expect to see a fundamental shift in the way office space is consumed,” said Alex Colpaert, head of office research, EMEA, JLL.

“Pre-built spaces, agile design, technology integration, flexible lease terms and hospitality services will become the norm and continue to transform commercial real estate from a commodity to a consumer product,” said Colpaert.