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37% Of Office Visits Lasted Less Than Six Hours During Q1 2022


New data suggests that almost half of all office visits have come in at an average of once a week this year. 

According to the findings from workplace occupancy firm Basking.io, just 21% of office visits occurred once a week in the four months prior to the pandemic.  

What this indicates is a shift in long-term post-pandemic office expectations. Although politicians and executives have been eager for a return to the office, employees are growing more courageous in their workplace demands. For many of these workers, this means having guaranteed flexibility. 

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For those who are returning to the office some of the time, the data shows that Tuesday was the most popular day representing 23% total office visits. Friday came in last, making up just 15% of office visits. 

Daily office visits aren’t the only dip occurring within the workplace — the data showed that 37% of these visits were less than six hours during the first quarter of 2022. From October 2019 to February of 2020, only 20% of visits in the office lasted less than six hours.  

While this may be alarming for the commercial real estate sector, which currently has a surplus of supply, flexible offices and coworking spaces are prepped to alleviate some of the complications that come with the transition to new work arrangements. 

“Pre-Covid, having a flexible workplace was seen as innovation, right? But now it’s an expectation,” said Eldar Gizzatov, CEO of Basking.io.

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