Many organizations are actively planning a return to the workplace.  As part of this planning process it is critical to consider employee sentiment as a significant factor in the decision-making on who returns and when.  Most of the planning so far has been focused on methods for keeping occupants of facilities properly distanced to minimize... Read more »

With copious amounts of technologies in the marketplace that enable stakeholders to capture data with regards to the performance of their real estate, it can be a little overwhelming to take the first step towards a data-driven approach. It is not uncommon to find yourself in a double conundrum. You may have very little data... Read more »

Many organizations lack the information needed to help them reduce the overall risk to their operations during unexpected events that can have a significant impact on the operations of their facilities and real-estate portfolios. Actionable and accurate data can help lay the framework for managing through unplanned or unexpected global or local incidents such as... Read more »

Since companies began planning to come back to the workplace, several options have now been funneling down to a relatively common solution.  The companies that this applies to typically: are corporate offices with administrative space do NOT have extensive hoteling use typical 1:1 assigned seating environment do not want to change to unassigned seating (yet,... Read more »

In Part 1 of this blog we discussed how utilizing technology will be a crucial aspect of returning your employees to work whether using simple spreadsheets and diagrams or procuring and implementing new hardware and software solutions.  From initial preparation to execution and ongoing monitoring, there are several technology options to consider in the process.... Read more »

There are many areas to address when planning to bring personnel back to the workplace. New requirements due to social distancing, cleaning, and safety have brought challenges to facility managers to be able to plan for and execute a return-to-work strategy. Technology will certainly be required for this planning, whether using simple spreadsheets and diagrams... Read more »

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Returning to Work: 8 Tips for Facilities Managers

Facilities managers will be responsible to identify, plan and deliver the safe workplace when it’s time to return to the physical workplace. You’ll need real-time workplace management data and analytics, so you can model what-if scenarios and shore up working plans. As you work to formulate the best facilities plan for your specific business, you... Read more »

You can’t go online these days without seeing multiple posts making it clear that we’re on the verge of re-entry and that the office you return to won’t look like the office you left. Given this, you might be surprised to hear that almost 50% of organizations still haven’t finalized their approach for returning to... Read more »

Part 2 of Returning to Work and The New ‘Normal’   In Part 1 of this blog, we talked about the four stages of the COVID-19 pandemic response and listed questions organizations should be asking themselves in their pandemic response plans. In Part 2, we’ll focus on adapting to the future of facilities and dive... Read more »