Place of contract furniture in the new office environment: quick statistics

Employees are happy to return to work, but crave flexibility, according to Eden Workplace’s Global Workforce Sentiment survey. The survey found that 85% of employees want at least one access to the office, with 62% saying hybrid workplace policies are the best option. The desire for face-to-face networking, socialization and access to a dedicated / traditional workspace were most often cited as reasons for returning to the office.

NTT’s 2021 Global Workplace Report also found an even distribution of employee preferences between office, hybrid, and home.

But what about businesses? NTT’s findings regarding organizations’ return-to-work model showed that 65% already had or are planning to return to their pre-pandemic work environment, 25% will have a hybrid policy, 7% will never return to their environment work before the pandemic. model, and 3% were uncertain.

The recent NeoCon supports these findings, with many manufacturers presenting colors, styles and furnishings designed to bring home comfort to the office and office workspace functionality to the home.

See the infographic below. Find more market data in the December 2021 FDMC Wood Industry Almanac.

Quick statistics

• According to Research and Markets, the global home office furniture market size, valued at $ 3.0 billion in 2020, is expected to reach $ 7.6 billion (USD) by 2030, with a CAGR of 8 , 8% (2021-2030). The tables and seating segments accounted for 82% of the market share. For the type of material, the wood / laminate segment held 48.4% of the market share in 2020.

• The global office furniture market is expected to reach $ 96.1 billion by 2025 (4.4% CAGR), according to Market Primes.

• JLL Research’s Global Regenerative Work Survey reveals that the attractiveness of face-to-face interactions is a powerful factor returning to the office. Of the 3,368 office workers surveyed, only 36% of the workforce said they were able to maintain strong business and personal interactions with remote colleagues.

• More men (78%) said they were happier in the workplace than women (64%), according to the Eden Workplace Global Workforce Sentiment Survey. More than half of employees (51%) said having access to a traditional workspace was one of the best aspects of looking back.

Market data sources: Association of Commercial and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers. (BIFMA), IHS Markit, Eden Workplace, Wakefield Research, Statista, Statistics Canada (StatCan), US Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division, NTT, Research and Markets, JLL Research, Market premiums.

Category: Collective furniture includes: corporate / office furniture, government furniture, home office, teaching furniture, healthcare furniture, institutional furniture, hospitality furniture.

Find more market data in the December 2021 FDMC Wood Industry Almanac.

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