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The Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index: Measuring Workplace Trends and Work Culture

While the majority of workers say it’s where they’re most productive, Americans have a love/hate relationship with their office, with 70% working more than 40 hours a week and suffering from burnout.

This complicated relationship and what it means for workers and employers, is just one of the key takeaways from the second Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index, a comprehensive report on workplace trends and productivity in the work environment.

Based on a survey of thousands of workers and managers across the US, the Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index reveals that while workers are under a tremendous amount of stress, employers can help by creating a workplace culture that’s inspiring, productive and healthy. “This study shows that there is a tremendous opportunity for organizations to focus on and design employee experiences where employees truly want to show up,” says Jacob Morgan, best-selling author of The Future of Work, Futurist, and Co-founder of the Future of Work Community.

The Workplace Index benchmarks numerous workplace trends such as worker satisfaction and productivity while also providing insights on what employers can do to make employees feel more positive about their workplace.

Among the findings included in the full report:

  • Nearly half of workers state feeling overworked is motivating them to look for a new job.
  • 62% say wellness programs are a selling point when looking for a new job, but only 35% actually have a wellness program available at their current job.
  • Employees seek well-stocked break areas for improved happiness and productivity, as well as to create a more social environment and to decrease stress.
  • 3 out of 4 respondents say their employers don’t give them access to the latest technology to do their job efficiently.
  • But there’s good news, too… Employee influence is on the rise – Nearly 60% of employees say they have a voice at work, and more than half of employees say they’ve gained more influence at work over the last five years.

Download the full Staples Business Advantage Workplace Index report now to get a comprehensive view of workplace trends as well as a list of recommendations for increasing workplace motivation, productivity and loyalty.

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