Where is your Office Today? New insights on Employee Behaviour and Social Networks

Matthew Davis, Hannah Collis, Helen Hughes, HUEI WU CHIA, Emma Gritt, Linhao Fang, Afshan Iqbal, Simon Rees

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


This is the second of two reports sharing key findings and suggestions for how to approach the challenge of adapting organisations to hybrid and more flexible ways of working. This report focuses on the impact that different work patterns and workplaces have on employees (wellbeing, job satisfaction, performance, interactions), and what this means for organisations and future workplaces. Findings from analysis of employee diaries, surveys and social network analysis are shared. Differences between groups of workers (e.g. new starters, different generations) under different work patterns (e.g. office vs home vs hybrid) and in different office workspaces (e.g. open plan vs social spaces vs private workspaces) are examined. The research data is presented to help managers take evidence based decisions about their work polices and workplaces. Practical guides are included to help both managers and employees understand how they can apply social network principles to support career development, productivity and knowledge sharing. The report concludes with a reflection on the opportunities that the future workplace presents, and ideas for how to implement viable hybrid working.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameUniversity of Leeds


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