The World of Tech

What do tech workers want for their workplace?

Not surprisingly, tech workers look for something specific in their ideal workplace setting. The work they do is fast-paced and the job opportunities are competitive. Following a "play hard, work hard" approach, their top priority is a healthy work/life balance, followed by wellness and technology support. Companies should be aware that some workers even rate the culture of a company as closely as their own salary.

TECH IN ACTION

These companies upped their game and engaged KI to design a tech worker's paradise.

E-Commerce Business

Cupertino, CA

KI used a blended approach with customized architectural wall, personalized panel systems and a variety of loose furniture throughout the space with similar color and style options to create a clean, consistent aesthetic. As a result, this product palette helps maximize flexibility.

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E-Commerce Business

Computer Company

Seattle, WA

To meet the unique needs of this project, KI tailor-made workstation units with unique storage solutions and work surfaces. With a focus on facilities mobility – requiring easy reconfiguration by facilities personnel – KI added casters on storage unit and table solutions.

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Computer Company

Gaming Software Business

San Francisco, CA

KI supported this dynamic high-tech work force with a custom, freestanding solution that enhances ergonomics and facilitates rapid teaming reconfigurations. The unique Z-Fence divider system manages power and data throughout the environment.

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Gaming Software Business

Nextep

Norman, OK

A variety of work areas were developed from private offices and open workspaces to a stunning conference room and lounge/café areas. Every product was carefully selected to reflect employee needs and meet operational objectives.

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Nextep

Social Network Company

Menlo Park, CA

For this booming technology business, KI provided a collaborative, reconfigurable, height-adjustable and even cost-effective tailored table solution.

Social Network Company

Rideshare Business

Chicago, IL

To meet the fast-paced needs of this popular rideshare company, KI provided specific furniture solutions that could be manufactured and delivered quickly. Standard products were specified with a clean, consistent color palette to create a unique and personalized feel at this dynamic facility.

Rideshare Business

The New Normal

Who really considers work/life balance a priority?

0%

BABY BOOMERS

0%

GEN X

0%

MILLENIALS

0%

GEN Z

70%

BABY BOOMERS

72%

GEN X

92%

MILLENIALS

100%

GEN Z

Work/life balance is among the most important priorities for tech workers when considering a new employment opportunity. In fact, the data report above shows that Gen Z considers work/life balance as a basic right rather than a perk. Most importantly, employees are willing to work harder if that means they have the flexibility to work how and when they want. And that's not just generation based. Everyone considers work/life balance a priority.

Tech By the Numbers Infographic

Tech By The Numbers

Dive deeper into our research on tech companies. Who is the tech population? How do they work? What do they want? Why is culture so important to them?

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