Measure employee sentiment with

Returning to the Workplace Surveys

88-90% of Employees Want to Return to the Office

Whether your organization is back in the office or still working remotely, it’s good to take a pulse check to see where employee sentiments are.

Organizations who seek to gather baseline data about work from home experiences, emerging workplace expectations, work effectiveness, wellbeing and time lost will benefit from employee surveys.

Our Returning to the Workplace Surveys put actionable data in your hands to better prioritize decision making and move business strategies forward. Developed by Steelcase Applied Research + Consulting (ARC), the Returning to the Workplace Surveys leverage Steelcase’s deep understanding of work, workers and the workplace.

It’s time to move forward and use research-based solutions to make work better.

Each survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete, depending on the number of questions selected. Surveys are conducted in the Qualtrics platform to meet client needs for data privacy.

Survey benefits include:

  • Gain employee input
  • Identify motivators to return
  • Understand expectations
  • Inform workplace priorities
  • Uncover Work from Home gaps

Make informed decisions with actionable data

Make informed decisions with actionable data.

Returning to the Workplace Surveys inform you with the most important areas of focus to your employees and organization with easy-to-understand data. Three topical areas provide insight into:

  • Work from Home Experience – to understand the situations employees have experienced or are experiencing
  • Returning to the Workplace – to identify sentiment about the return, including aspects people seek and concerns they may have
  • Looking to the Future – to inform priorities for the future workplace, as well as, projected utilization

Survey results are provided in three tiers, to correspond with your needs.



BASIC surveys include the aggregate data from the survey and include a companion “Understanding your survey results” guide. This guide provides helpful descriptions of each question and tips on what to look for.


  • Baseline survey
  • Ideal for groups of 25-200
  • 10 questions
  • Easy to use results


(contact NBS for pricing)

ADVANCED surveys go deeper with ARC analysis of each survey question. The ARC looks for the key finding in each question, calling out notable findings for the client to consider. The ARC will lead the debrief conversation with the client.


  • Customized survey
  • Ideal for up to 1,000 employees or 1-3 locations
  • 14 questions
  • ARC Consultant analysis
  • Key findings for each


(contact NBS for pricing)

PREMIER surveys dig even deeper with ARC analysis using demographic filters. The ARC will identify detailed survey findings (the “what?”) and suggestion considerations to the client (the “so what?”).


  • Customized survey
  • Ideal for large groups or multiple locations
  • 17 questions
  • ARC Consultant analysis
  • Demographic filtering
  • Detailed Survey Findings
  • Key Considerations

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