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Office Hoteling – Statistics, Obstacles, and Opportunities

Written by: Dan Lorenz, President of AMS CAD+CAFM Solutions   How Hoteling Has Changed Since the Pandemic I was curious to see how widely used and accepted the idea of hoteling (sometimes referred to as “hotdesking”) was at companies both before and after the pandemic.  To attract as many willing participants as possible, I narrowed... Read more »

A couple of weeks ago we held a webinar titled “In the Future Workplace, We Will Prioritize People over Place.” One of the polling questions asked of participants was: “Which is the most compelling reason for you to work from the office?”. The top answers were: Collaborate with Others (39%), Engagement / Company Culture (22%)... Read more »

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People Want to Be Around People, Even Today

Co-working…..remember that idea? If you rewind the clock just 12 months, it seemed like a can’t miss for all the parties involved. A landlord has a building, tenant leases the space, and builds it out with modern design and amenities with multiple separate offices and open collaboration areas, then subleases it to multiple tenants for... Read more »

As students are returning to campus facilities managers are expected to identify, plan and deliver a safe and effective environment. There is a need to balance multiple important objectives as plans are formulated for each campus — safety first and foremost, and then supporting a productive environment. Key measurements of success will include student and... Read more »

Much has been written about how easily the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted from human to human. This is primarily through close contact and transfer in tiny airborne droplets which can be expelled into the air by a cough, sneeze or in some cases simply by talking and breathing. This issue can be compounded when... Read more »

Around the world, the type of work people do is changing with technology and innovation. In just a few decades, the U.S. workforce transformed from mostly manual labor to a majority of office workers. By 2030, McKinsey & Co. predicts that we will spend 55 percent more hours on technical work that requires STEM degrees,... Read more »

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 »