51 % of employees prefer hybrid work reveals Godrej Interio’s study
By Pinkerala News Desk | Apr 28, 2022
Employees are ready to act for flexible work options with 39% workforce being ready to negotiate with employers and 24% willing to switch jobs
32% workforce prefer at least 3 days of ‘Work From Home’ while only 19% prefer at least 3 days of work from the office
Kochi, April 27, 2022: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, announced that its business Godrej Interio, India’s leading furniture solutions brand, in-home, and institutional segments, has revealed further findings from their exclusive study ‘Home, Office and Beyond’. The study revealed that while there are advocates for a total return to the office and those for remote work, the rest seem to want a bit of both worlds. The survey found distinct employee personas emerging with varying preferences according to age, work experience, and gender, highlighting how different genders need different forms of support from their workplace and have different expectations from their employers. A total of 350 office-going employees participated in the research, most of them, working for MNCs and Indian corporates.
According to the research study, work-life balance tops the list of benefits offered by a hybrid work schedule, demonstrating yet again the importance of flexibility and wellness to knowledge workers today. The key benefits of hybrid work as per the study are 23% male and 28% female citing ‘work-life balance’, 20% male and 28% female opting for ‘saving commute time’, 12% male and 11% female mentioning ‘time with family and 14% male and 11% female citing ‘improved work performance.
The study also reveals that employees are ready to act for flexible work options with 39% ready to negotiate with employers, 24 % willing to switch jobs, 14% in favor of moving locations, and 13% agreeing to take a 10% salary cut.
Sameer Joshi, Vice President, Marketing (B2B), and Godrej Interio said: “The past two years have taught us to look to the future with hope and a renewed sense of purpose and meaning. The future of work is one that empowers employees and organizations to thrive, regardless of their location. The study conducted by Godrej Interio’s Ergonomics and Workplace research cell suggests that organizations use the workplace to reinforce their culture and brand. Well-lit interiors with planters and standing desks focus on employee health and wellbeing. Modular workspaces using moveable furniture can support innovation and creativity. This research study aims to help companies design relevant return to office policies to reduce stress, improve employee engagement, improve team collaboration, as well as decrease employee attrition. At Godrej Interio, we are seeing demand for more collaborative furniture in the office space and are looking to grow the segment by 25% in this financial year.”
He further added, “Perceiving employees as individuals with varying needs instead of overarching ‘workers’ while keeping empathy at the center, is key to designing the workplace of the future. A flexible work model has become a vital tool for attracting and retaining talent across industries. Therefore, instituting policies that support a mixed presence of employees creates an equal arena no matter where the employees are located, is the way forward.”
About Godrej Interio:
Godrej Interio is India’s leading premium furniture brand in both home and institutional segments with a strong commitment to sustainability and centers of excellence in design, manufacturing, and retail.
Led by the largest in-house design team in the country in the furniture category and awarded with 34 India Design Mark Awards to date, GODREJ INTERIO aims to transform spaces with its thoughtfully designed furniture to create brighter homes and offices with products that have the highest design quotient in aesthetics, functionality, and technology. With the consistent pursuit of excellence and a special focus on health and ergonomics, GODREJ INTERIO’s product portfolio comprises a wide range of solutions
Today, we design and manufacture furniture for office spaces, homes, educational institutes, healthcare facilities, laboratories, and more. Along with furniture, we offer Audio Visual and 360 Degree Turnkey solutions. Each of our product range revolves around comfort and aesthetics while delivering well-designed, long-lasting, and functional furniture solutions. In short, Godrej Interio helps the consumers to make every space the perfect setting for their myriad moods and moments.
Currently present in over 650 cities with 250 exclusive showrooms and 800 dealers, is one of the largest divisions of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., part of the Godrej Group, one of India's largest engineering and customer product groups.
Godrej Interio has 7 manufacturing facilities situated in Mumbai, Khalapur, Haridwar, Shirwal, and Bhagwanpur. GODREJ INTERIO’s Shirwal Plant is Green Co Platinum Certified, and Mumbai Plants are Green Co Gold Certified. GODREJ INTERIO is widely known for its comprehensive sustainability certifications for its products in the furniture category.
GODREJ INTERIO commitment to the environment has resulted in manufacturing products with a lesser environmental footprint. Our pioneering efforts include designing less environment burdening products, usage of eco-friendly materials and setting up less polluting and consuming processes, ensuring eco-friendly packaging and transportation, and finally the extended responsibility of recycling/reuse of used furniture and scrap, thus ensuring a lifecycle approach to the green. GODREJ INTERIO has the widest range of green choices for our customers which not only includes products but also services such as green interiors and recycling.
The brand boasts of noteworthy awards received so far- CII Exim Bank Award for Business Excellence 2016, Superbrands 2017-18, Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand 2018 Gold (Home Furniture and Modular Kitchen), TRA’s India’s Most Consumer-focused brand 2019, GreenCo Star Performer Award 2019, National Energy Leader Award at CII National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018.
For further information, please visit https://www.godrejinterio.com/
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