Fresh study from Sweden indicates major changes for office life post-corona

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The pandemic has radically changed how, when, and where people want to work in the future. As digitalization opens up for more flexibility, working 9-5 from Monday to Friday at the office will soon be a thing of the past.

These and more findings are available in the new report Working life of the future, produced by Castellum, one of Scandinavia's leading real estate companies and the region's largest provider of office workspace. These and more findings are available in the new report Working life of the future, produced by Castellum, one of Scandinavia's leading real estate companies and the largest provider of office workspace in the Nordic region.

-The report is based on a unique study of 2,000 Swedish office workers but we are convinced that its core results are universal, says Malin Engelbrecht, Head of Strategic Inititatives.

While the vaccine is being rolled out around the world, many companies face challenges in adapting their workplaces to the new normal. But what do employees really expect, and how has the perception of an attractive workplace changed during the pandemic? Castellum asked 2,000 office workers and present the results in the report “Working life of the future”, which is now available online.

The report focuses on driving factors and how they may influence people’s expectations of employers in the near future. How has the pandemic affected our attitudes to working life? What habits and behaviors have changed – and which would we like to see continue? And perhaps most important: how can employers ensure they are attractive post-pandemic?

Here are 5 key insights:

  • Full-time employment is rated considerably higher than before
  • Employees have become more loyal, and wish to stay longer at the same job
  • A large majority wants the freedom to choose from where to perform their work
  • The traditional office landscape fades away while coworking solutions rapidly gain interest
  • ‘No way will people spend six hours a week commuting’

Download the report here:

For more information please contact:
Henrik Saxborn, CEO of Castellum, phone 46.706.947450
Malin Engelbrecht, Head of Strategic Inititatives at Castellum, phone 46.702.561057

About the survey: The survey was carried out by Axiom Insight for Castellum. A total of 2,011 respondents were asked questions regarding their views on workplaces, home working and coworking spaces. The respondents were randomly selected for the project and invited to represent the Swedish population by gender, age and geography. The respondents normally worked in an office full-time or part-time, and were aged 18–70. The survey was carried out during the period 25 March–6 April 2021.

About Castellum
Castellum is one of the Nordic region’s largest listed real estate companies with a property value of approximately SEK 96 billion. We are active in 14 Swedish growth regions as well as in Copenhagen and Helsinki. Every day, 250,000 people go to work in our premises. We develop flexible workplaces and logistics solutions with a lettable area of 3.8 million square meters. One of our sustainability goals is to be entirely climate neutral by 2030. Castellum is the only Nordic real estate company selected by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The Castellum share is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap.

Beyond expectations.