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Welcome to the Neighborhoods

A major workplace theme as we head into 2022 is that of “Refocusing and Rationalizing”. Employers are refocusing their approach to the in-person workplace, and rationalizing their current and future investments to make sure they optimize for both productivity and employee happiness. To get a sense of where our customers are in this journey, we... Read more »

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How to Create the Ultimate Visitor Experience

When visitors come to your office, is your organization putting its best foot forward? Do visitors know where to go and what procedures to follow in order to secure parking, check in, find their contact, and locate their meetings? Every organization should have a well-refined set of processes and technologies that define interactions with guests... Read more »

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Adjusting to Work on the Move

Before Covid-19 struck, some companies were already embracing hybrid work where employees could split time between home-working and in-office work throughout the week. According to a Gallup study, the number of employees in the US working remotely for part of the workweek was 43% in 2016. Now, more than 18 months into the ongoing pandemic... Read more »

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6 Takeaways from our Building Insights 2021 User Conference

On Sept. 15, we brought together over 350 facilities, corporate real estate, security, IT and HR leaders from 15 countries to virtually attend our 2021 Building Insights user conference. This year’s event was packed with rich discussions from customers, partners and of course our team of experts about ever-evolving workplace challenges, exciting company updates, and... Read more »

Recently, we overviewed four types of sensors used in workspace management, including desk sensors, environmental sensors, area sensors, and people-counting sensors. The blog outlined how each type of sensor gets deployed and how businesses might use it. Sensors, combined with workplace analytics, can help organizations monitor occupancy, ensure healthy spaces, and identify areas of poor... Read more »

Recently, FM:Systems landed the number 1490 spot on the annual Inc. 5000 Listing for our first time – the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies where well-known names, like Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many others also gained their first national exposure. Joining the Inc. 5000 roster has become a... Read more »

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What is Visitor Management?

Do you have a set of processes and technologies that dictate and support the way you interact with guests to your office? Think about the way you handle the visit of a pre-arranged customer VIP, a partner, a contractor, an employee spouse, someone delivering mail or lunch, or even an unwelcome solicitor. Do you have... Read more »

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4 Types of Sensors for Better Workspace Management

  In the past, understanding utilization has always been a problem for real estate executives. Today, that challenge looms larger than ever as businesses attempt to navigate a new hybrid work world. That’s why many businesses are adopting workplace sensor technology. The trend accelerated during the global pandemic due to the real-time information sensors can... Read more »

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Employees Shine Light on Their Summer Fridays Experience

In late June, we announced a Summer Fridays policy that fully closed every FM:Systems office worldwide for all five Fridays in July.  Why? We wanted to show our teams that we recognized and appreciated their hard work and unwavering dedication to our customers and our business throughout the challenges of the pandemic. Although we’re not... Read more »

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Top 4 Benefits of Adopting Flexible Work Strategies

  Many organizations have been trending towards flexible work options for employees, including full or part-time work from home. The COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns hyper accelerated remote and hybrid workforce adoption. So far, businesses have measured many benefits associated with giving employees more work flexibility. Below are the top 4 benefits of adopting a flexible work... Read more »