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Remote Work Challenges & Successes

It has been nearly a year since the sudden shift to remote work began for many organizations. Now that we’ve navigated the new COVID world for a while, we’ve learned our way around Zoom meetings and Teams messaging. But there are still quite a few challenges involved with the remote workforce and remote workspaces.    One survey after another reveals employees would... Read more »

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3 Things We LOVE About the Hybrid Workplace

It’s that time of the year again. Valentine’s Day! They say opposites attract and we believe the same to be true when it comes to the workplace: the ability to work from home without interruptions plus access to the office for team collaboration. Over the last year, a vast majority of companies around the world... Read more »

Whether you’re a small business or a large enterprise with a global footprint, the way work gets done has changed. Today’s workforce is more mobile, flexible, and tech-savvy than ever before, requiring smart workplace solutions like hot desk reservation systems to attract the best talent. But they are also diverse. The events of 2020 left... Read more »

An important lesson from history is that every crisis presents risks and opportunities. In 2020, COVID-19 devastated large parts of the economy, put millions out of work, and created the most dire health crisis of the 21st century. It also overturned outdated beliefs about remote work, sparked companies to build programs that foster emotional and... Read more »

  Written by: Dan Lorenz, President of AMS CAD+CAFM Solutions   An Integrated Workplace Management System (IWMS) can deliver an accurate picture of your facilities data enterprise-wide. This enables you to utilize reports and dashboards with embedded key performance indicators to help you quickly identify areas within your facilities where you might be experiencing inefficiencies... Read more »

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Unlocking the Value of Data in Commercial Real Estate

  Written by: Michael Gresty, VP of Workplace Analytics, FM:Systems   Council of 100 Innovation Forum Champions Change Leadership in Real Estate Data In late October, as Chair of OCSRE Council of 100 Innovation Forum, I was thrilled to host the first in our Virtual Change Leadership Series. The focus was on data and its... Read more »

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Facility Management: The 2020 Corporate Role of the Year

Traditionally, facility manager’s jobs have gone unnoticed. Why? Because a smooth interaction of the occupants within a space is a reflection of a job well done by the facilities team. Then the pandemic happened and all eyes were on our facilities and how they could impact employee health and safety. Suddenly, the world has recognized... Read more »

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Measuring Workplace Performance in 2021

It’s certainly safe to say at this point that the COVID-19 global pandemic has changed the way that we all think about the workplace. As many of us continue to spend most of our days working from home, it’s time that we begin to consider how we will measure workplace performance in the future. Many... Read more »

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Top 10 Tips for Implementing the Hybrid Workplace

Like many major societal events though, the pandemic will leave a legacy. In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, that legacy will be significantly greater acceptance of remote working. Some employees might shift to complete remote work, it is likely that a great many more will end up with a split schedule, working from home... Read more »