The latest U.S. Workplace Survey from the Gensler Research Institute identified a surprising shift in the reason workers want to return to the office: they are prioritizing focusing on getting work done.

In addition to needing effective spaces that support individual and virtual work, office workers are seeking a new mix of experiences. As our clients consider the future of their workplaces, our survey data lends timely insight into employees’ desire for choice, flexibility, and variety.

In this webinar, Gensler’s Global Director Workplace Research Janet Pogue McLaurin, Global Practice Area Community Leader Natalie Engels, Global Work Sector Leader Amanda Carroll, and Gensler Chicago Co-Managing Director Todd Heiser offer insights on the future of work, including:

  • What’s working in offices where workers are returning
  • What’s not working to support employee’s critical work activities
  • What’s missing that may increase people’s willingness to return to office more often

Methodology: The Gensler Research Institute conducted an anonymous, panel-based survey of over 2,000 U.S. office workers between June 14, 2022 and August 7, 2022. Respondents excluded workers who had not yet returned to the office since the start of the pandemic.

Watch the webinar and download Gensler’s U.S. Workplace Survey 2022.

Janet Pogue McLaurin
Janet is a principal and Global Director Workplace Research who has been instrumental in leading Gensler’s global Workplace Surveys and Workplace Performance Index® (WPIx) client tool. A registered architect, widely published writer, and speaker, she is focused on the critical issues affecting the development of workplace strategy and design of innovative workplace environments for a variety of clients. Janet is based in Washington, D.C. Contact her at .
Natalie Engels
Natalie is a principal and Global Practice Area Community Leader at Gensler, who is focused on designing workplaces for global technology companies. Over a 20-year career, she has worked with clients such as Adobe, Palo Alto Networks, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon. Natalie is based in San Jose. Contact her at .
Amanda Carroll
As Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s New York office, Amanda identifies trends that impact global business strategy and design philosophy for some of the most recognized companies, including Google, Deloitte, Disney, and IBM. She is an advisor to global developers like Vornado Realty Trust, Oxford Properties, Hines, and JBG Smith on the future of work and how it will transform their buildings and districts. Contact her at .
Todd Heiser
Todd is a Co-Managing Director of Gensler’s Chicago office. His leadership showcases more than 20 years of experience in next-generation design at the cutting edge of workplace strategies, and his commitment to conceptual and technical development transforms spaces for clients around the globe. Contact him at .

Download the full U.S. Workplace Survey 2022 Report to explore how the workplace can offer experiences and spaces that respond to the needs and desires of U.S. office workers. Our data provides key insights into where key interventions can be made to improve the overall effectiveness and experience of the modern office.