As uncertainties linger on about the coronavirus pandemic and permanent changes the current context will bring for the global economy, we sought to reiterate the survey we undertook back in April, when the outbreak was still fresh news. Between the 28th of September and 6th of October, 79 companies which occupy office spaces in Bucharest and in other cities answered our call; we are delighted to present their opinions, which are that more relevant given the diverse profile of the participating companies, as well as their size. If you wish to look at the spring survey for reference, please find it at this link.
Half of the respondents had less than 1 in 10 employees at their office workplace in September, with another third having between 10 and 50% in the office. The size differences also matter: over 63% of the respondents with at least 500 employees have an office presence below 10% versus 43% for those below the 500 employees trehsold, skeing the impact on occupancy.
In general, companies are either planning to keep their current office space unchanged or are looking for a moderate decrease of the occupied surface (between 10 and 30%).