What Gen X, Y and Z look for in an office space
What Gen X, Y and Z look for in an office space and how it can help reduce staff turnover.
The latest computer technology, a clean office, and a window with a view – give those things to Gen Z office workers and they might just stick around a little longer.
That’s the finding from a recent survey of office workers across several workplaces in metropolitan Sydney by Place Score – a company specialising in census-like assessments of town centres, retail strips and, most recently, office buildings.
Survey respondents in the 15-25 age bracket, considered Gen Z, ranked ‘quality of technology-hardware’, such as computers and printers, as their number-one priority in the workplace, followed by ‘evidence of people looking after the place’, which included keeping a clean desk and putting rubbish in the bins.
Other groups of workers – Gen Y (25-34 years) and Gen X (35-54 years) – had different priorities. They ranked ‘access to natural light and/or air’ as their top attribute, followed by ‘views to the outdoors’. Gen Z ranked these attributes third and fourth respectively.