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    REVEALED: The top 30 things Brits love most about their offices

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    A survey of 1,750 office workers revealed four in 10 are ‘thrilled’ to return to their place of work after spending much – or even all – of the pandemic working from home.

    A quarter are simply pleased to have a printer they can use, while one in 10 have been longing for someone else to make their hot drinks for them in the office round.

    Being able to leave work at the office at the end of the day, ‘free’ heating and a decent internet connection also featured in the top 30 things loved most about the office.

    It also emerged that 35 per cent believe they are more productive working from the office, as they can collaborate with colleagues and focus more easily.

    And the survey, commissioned by Nespresso Professional, also found six in 10 admitted their colleagues are the best thing about working in an office.

    The study also found the average office worker is now going into the office three times per week as life begins to get back to normal post Covid.

    In their younger years, more than a quarter always wanted to work in an office when they grew up as they thought it sounded fun.

    And 62 per cent believe it is as fun as they thought it would be.

    As a result, a third would describe more than three of their co-workers as proper friends after having met them in the workplace.

    It also emerged 76 per cent think its important to have a mix of personalities in an office, with ‘the moaner’ – who is always complaining about something, the most common character to have around.

    Nearly half (47 per cent) have a ‘wise owl’ in their office – someone who has been there ages and knows everything.

    While ‘the barista’ – someone who is always offering to make hot drinks, is hardest to come by, appearing in only 18 per cent of offices.

    A third of those polled, via OnePoll, consider themselves to be an ‘office personality, with ‘the go to’ – someone who can solve any problem – being the most relatable sort of character.


    1.            Seeing colleagues

    2.            A proper desk setup

    3.            Office camaraderie

    4.            Seeing your whole team in person

    5.            Asking quickfire questions to your co-workers

    6.            Being able to leave work at the office

    7.            Having meetings in real life

    8.            Having a routine

    9.            Having a working printer

    10.          Simply being away from your home

    11.          A decent office chair

    12.          Fewer video calls

    13.          Heating

    14.          Creativity from bouncing off people in real life

    15.          Being able to focus more on work

    16.          A strong internet connection

    17.          Free tea and coffee

    18.          Brainstorming ideas

    19.          Socialising after work

    20.          Closer to shops

    21.          Having people to eat lunch with

    22.          Coffee/tea breaks

    23.          Cake on people’s birthdays

    24.          Having an IT department

    25.          It’s cheaper than being at home

    26.          Air conditioning

    27.          More things to do at lunchtime

    28.          Not having to deal with children in the background

    29.          Access to better lunch options

    30.          Little treats being left in the kitchen

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    Stuart O'Brien

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