DeVono Cresa’s Annual survey once again gave some insightful views into the thoughts and feelings of London Office Workers. Some opinions came back as we had expected, however some surprised us.
Nearly half of the participants we surveyed said that their company offered flexible working hours. 27% of them said they did not mind that it wasn’t available and almost the same amount of people would love to have the option available to them.
57% of Londoners opt for a “grab and go” style lunch, such as Pret a Manger. However if their employers supplied one free meal a day, 64% would want lunch over breakfast, dinner or tea time snacks.
A third of coffees drunk by Londoners are now being bought from coffee establishments.
Over 56% of office workers rated their office as clean and hygienic. Most people agreed that the biggest negative in offices is noise from other colleagues.
DeVono Cresa’s survey found that 39% of London commuters are willing to travel for up to an hour to get to the office. 33% of commuters were even willing to travel for longer than that. The majority also agreed that the Central Line is the hottest tube line to travel on. Nearly 70% of commuters do not use their journey time to work.
25% of businesses have still not seen the benefit of using social media as a form of free advertising.
DeVono Cresa found that only 20% of Londoners like reading their daily news online; with the rest opting for a traditional printed newspaper.
46% of participants are embracing video conferencing and Skype to talk to clients, preferring this to a face to face meeting.
It was strongly agreed by over 80% of the votes, that high speed, free for everyone, open zone internet access in central London is long overdue.
Majority of people chose Manchester as an alternative city within the UK where they would most like to live and work. Paris was the most popular European choice.
Nearly 30% of Londoners said Spanish would be the language most useful to know in London other than English.
A visual summary can be viewed here.