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Startups and co-working spaces are leading the transition to dynamic workplaces according to the VergeSense 1H Workplace Experience & Office Space Employee Survey, released in August. Their results showed that employees at startups (11-50 employees) were the most likely to be working in agile or hot-desking environments, with 23% in contrast to the 8% of employees at agile large businesses (1,001-5,000 employees). Overall, 54% of the 500 respondents claimed to be working in cubicles or closed offices versus 40% working in open office setups. Of those working in the presumably more modern open-plan workplaces, 60% had set desks, and 40% worked in more contemporary agile or hot-desking arrangments with unassigned desks. At the forefront of this transition to agile workplaces were the market’s youngest and smallest companies. “What was interesting in our data was that those at startups or smaller scale SMB’s (11-50 employees) were the most likely to say they were working in a […]

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