Benchmark employee experience

At the heart of our business intelligence tool sits the Leesman Lmi, a functionality and effectiveness score that is calculated for every workplace measured. By deploying one of our surveys you automatically become part of the Leesman Index, the largest employee experience database in the world. Since our launch in 2010, we have gathered vast amounts of comparative data from thousands of global workplaces, against which you can benchmark your workplace.

The power of benchmarking

Benchmarking is an invaluable tool that offers clarity and fuel to support decision-making within organisations. Through our completely independent, evidence-based index you can better understand how your employee experience compares to others, and thereby identify key areas for investment and improvement. Organisations of all sizes and types can benefit from benchmarking, and the results are relevant to everyone from facilities managers to CEOs. By seeing what works for the top-performing workplaces you can make decisions with confidence, armed with actual facts rather than opinion.











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Data as at 31.03.2021

Industry sector

Banking, investment, insurance and financial services 32.9%
Biotechnology & pharmaceuticals 9.2%
Information tech, software & internet 8.4%
Manufacturing & industrial engineering 6.3%
Telecommunications 6.3%
Utilities, oil & energy 5.5%
Government administration 4.8%
Architecture, design & real estate 3.3%
Transportation, railroad & trucking 3.3%
Retail 3.1%
Construction & civil engineering 2.5%
Aviation, aerospace & defence 2.0%
Food & beverages 1.9%
Combined others 10.5%

Data as at 31.03.2021

Workplace impact







Data as at 31.03.2021

Workplace activities

We ask all employees which workplace activities are important to them and how supported they feel with carrying out those activities.

% Importance of activities
Individual focused work, desk-based 91.3%
Planned meetings 74.2%
Telephone conversations 68.2%
Informal, un-planned meetings 56.8%
Collaborating on focused work 56.0%
Relaxing/taking a break 50.5%
Audio conferences 47.4%
Reading 45.5%
Individual routine tasks 45.3%
% Activities supported
Individual routine tasks 88.1%
Planned meetings 81.5%
Learning from others 78.8%
Individual focused work, desk based 78.0%
Informal social interaction 75.7%
Collaborating on focused work 75.4%
Audio conferences 72.0%
Individual focused work away from your desk 68.0%
Using technical/specialist equipment or materials 67.4%

Data as at 31.03.2021

Top 3 differences in activity support

Leesman average vs Leesman+

Thinking/creative thinking
Leesman average 55.3%
Leesman+ 75.1%
Informal/unplanned meeting
Leesman average 65.0%
Leesman+ 84.2%
Relaxing/taking a break
Leesman average 63.0%
Leesman+ 81.9%

For a more detailed look at the differences between Leesman average and Leesman+ spaces, take a look at the Leesman impact code table.

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Data as at 31.03.2021

Physical and service features

We also ask employees which physical and service features are important to them in the
 workplace and how satisfied they are with these features.

% Importance of physical and service features
Desk 84.4%
Chair 83.3%
Tea, coffee & other refreshment facilities 77.2%
Meeting rooms (small) 77.1%
Temperature control 76.5%
General cleanliness 74.9%
Toilets/W.C. 72.6%
IT Help Desk 72.4%
Noise levels 71.0%
% Satisfaction with physical and service features
Security 76.8%
Printing/copying/scanning equipment 73.1%
Desk 72.4%
Wired in-office network connectivity 71.8%
Accessibility of colleagues 71.7%
Computing equipment, mobile (e.g. laptop, tablet) 70.2%
Mail & post room services 69.6%
Health & safety provision 68.5%
Remote access to work files or network 68.1%

Data as at 31.03.2021

Top 6 differences in satisfaction with physical and service features

Leesman average vs Leesman+

Variety of different types of workspace
Leesman average 36.7%
Leesman+ 70.3%
Informal work areas/break-out zones
Leesman average 42.1%
Leesman+ 73.6%
Atriums & communal areas
Leesman average 43.5%
Leesman+ 74.5%
General décor
Leesman average 44.8%
Leesman+ 73.4%
Quiet rooms for working alone or in pairs
Leesman average 32.6%
Leesman+ 57.9%
Meeting rooms (small)
Leesman average 55.4%
Leesman+ 76.1%

For a more detailed look at the differences between Leesman average and Leesman+ spaces, take a look at the Leesman impact code table.

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Data as at 31.03.2021