Interiors & Sources Cites HOK Workplace Benchmarking Report
The publication references research from HOK’s Workplace Benchmarking Report in an article about the value of office space design.
“The cost of office space has a simple metric – dollars per square foot. But metrics for employee productivity in a given layout seem inexact and problematic. Nevertheless, for most firms, the expense of employees far outweighs that of facilities and real estate, making productivity’s potential leverage on the bottom line much greater.
“According to Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices, a study by the World Green Building Council, employee salaries and benefits account for 90 percent of typical business operating expenses. … Clearly, an office workplace that enhances productivity can leverage a huge return on the investment.”
“Traditional office space typically consists of two major chunks: dedicated workstations (including a comparatively high number of private offices) and a limited number of conference rooms. The latter are often oversized; a study by design firm HOK found that 73 percent of meetings involve only two to four people in spaces designed to accommodate many more.”