The Scaleup Culture Report 2023

A national report diving into the current state of workplace culture across the UK’s technology sector.
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How does the UK's tech sector like to work?

The way we work and our approach to work has undoubtedly changed.

Over the past three years, the world of work has undergone a remarkable transformation. Driven by the pandemic and the shift to remote work, global working practices have entered a new era.

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, it is evident that the workplace has transitioned from a slow-moving and mundane topic to one that is widely discussed in every company. Whether large, medium or small, every company needs to reevaluate the way they do their work.

Recognising the significance of these changes and their impact on collaboration and innovation is crucial.

Inevitably, high-profile and opinionated figures, such as Elon Musk and Boris Johnson, have expressed their views on the ideal work setup. We take a different approach and have sought out individual opinions of those actually doing the work.  "The Scaleup Culture Report" aims to present a comprehensive, real-world perspective on the inner workings of the UK's tech sector.

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About this report

Techspace has released The Scaleup Culture Report, a national report diving into the current state of workplace culture across the UK tech industry. Based on a comprehensive YouGov survey of 1,000 tech workers, the report sheds light on how companies are adapting to new working models and shares insights and learnings to help businesses.
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  • ~1,000 respondents
  • Technology workers
  • UK-wide
  • Including interviews with Techspace member community Commissioned by Techspace
  • Executed by YouGov
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About this report

A few key takeaways

‘The Scaleup Culture Report’ captures the current state of scaleup culture with a focus on how UK tech employees want to work. The research was carried out by Techspace and includes a YouGov survey of 1,000 tech employees.

Hybrid work is the new normal

More employees want a hybrid work model, allowing them to benefit from an office and working remotely - 67 percent say this is a key factor when considering future employers.

Turns out, people want to see people

Social interaction is the biggest driver for employees to head to the office.

The working week has truncated

TWiTs (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, including Thursdays) wins as most tech employees commute to the office mid-week.

There's a disconnect

65 percent agreed that the impact of the past three years has had a positive impact on their company culture, primarily due to an increase in wellbeing and productivity, whilst also noticing a significant negative impact on team cohesion, rapport with colleagues and communication.

In just three short years, the world of work has undergone remarkable change. Driven by the pandemic and the war for talent there has been a big shift towards flexible work.

Workplace discussions have gone from being slow-moving and mundane to being a hot topic of conversation. Every company needs to continually reevaluate how they work to keep pace.

Jonathan Bevan - CEO at Techspace

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