The employee-centric workplace is not just about beanbag chairs and attracting new employees. For the record, I have nothing against beanbag chairs! Even the hippest, coolest environment can look great from an outward aesthetics perspective, but that doesn’t guarantee a harmonious workplace for the long-term. A true employee-centric mindset is one that organizations adopt for... Read more »

Brian Haines

Measuring Space Utilization in the Era of the IoT

Technologies to better understand how your employees are engaging your space Smart Building Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Many organizations are actively researching or implementing technologies to aid in collecting data on true building performance in order to make better decisions using actionable intelligence. While sensor technologies are gaining a lot of... Read more »

We recently commissioned Verdantix, an independent market research firm, to run a study on the business impact of space management technology. The report shows that companies that invest in space management technologies are improving the employee experience, driving business growth and increasing their bottom line. Verdantix leveraged global research and interviews with senior executives across... Read more »

FM:Systems Blog

5 Reasons to Initiate an Office Renovation

Office renovations are an important part of doing business. They make better use of existing space, can be helpful in attracting top talent, and are sometimes necessary in the event of unplanned disruptions ranging from temporary equipment or systems failures to more serious events such as the impact of natural disasters. But they also introduce... Read more »

FM:Systems Blog

The Complexity of Corporate Moves

Understanding Churn One of the biggest challenges for any organization is managing their churn, or the number of moves that occur in any given year. Churn rate is often expressed as the number of moves in relation to the percentage of offices occupied. The median churn rate for corporations is around 40%, with about half... Read more »

What is IWMS? Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) help companies visualize and report their current space and assets in a secure, cloud-based environment. Unlike the spreadsheets and manual reporting that are often used to capture this information today, software enables a more cohesive, accurate, and user-friendly way to manage facilities information. The benefits include increased... Read more »

FM:Systems Blog

The Key to Defensible Data (Hint: It’s Not Excel)

It’s time for your annual space survey. Are you relying on spreadsheets or DIY solutions to manage one of your biggest assets – the use of your space? If you said yes, then you don’t know how your space is really being used. And there’s a significant cost to not knowing when real estate is... Read more »

FM:Systems Blog

5 Ways CFOs Can Turn Space into Strategy

In a 2016 CFO public sector survey, 90% of CFOs expressed that a key goal was harnessing the power of digital technology and analytics to improve business performance and manage risk. However, most CFOs don’t realize that their outdated methods for measuring the performance of their facilities and real estate is steeped in inefficient manual... Read more »

Wiley Coleman

Space as an Asset for Higher Education Institutions

A couple of years ago one of our higher education clients told me that the reason they decided to invest in an Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) was due to a University mandate to “begin treating space as an asset.” To this day, I don’t know that anyone has been able to explain the need... Read more »

What is Move Management? Part 2: Technology to Improve Your Organizations Move Management Process In my first post, “What is Move Management Part 1: How you can better understand your move management process” I talked about what move management is and discussed how the first step in understanding your organizations move management process is to... Read more »