Preparing a building for re-entry after a pandemic requires careful consideration and preparation of aspects that impact health and well-being of occupants. In a time of pandemic, this preparation includes but goes beyond traditional pre-return building risk assessments. Below are five things facility managers need to consider in their planning for employees re-entering the workplace... Read more »

In our recent webcast, Eddy Wagoner, CIO JLL, showed that ‘future fit’ organizations outpace their peers in technology adoption and demonstrated the strong correlation between technology adoption and market outperformance. Prior to COVID-19, JLL surveyed a little over 600 companies about what they were focused on and their priorities for 2020. In that survey, it... Read more »

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Planning for the Return to the Workplace

Many organizations began the work from home phase of their COVID-19 pandemic response in early to mid-March and have developed effective remote working strategies that have enabled them to continue to move their businesses forward as best they can.  No one knows exactly how our workplaces will operate as the return to the workplace begins... Read more »

Organizations across the country are accepting the responsibility of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic and allowing (or, in some cases, mandating) employees to work from home (WFH).  In recent weeks, IT departments have scrambled to ensure employees have everything they need to carry on with business as usual:  headsets and docking stations and VPN... Read more »

In light of COVID-19, we should absolutely keep in mind that many facility management professionals are on the front lines of emergency response preparedness in the event of outbreaks.  They are also charged with the actual response and often directly fill roles such as response coordinators and managers.     That being said, one of the... Read more »

Without actionable workplace analytics, this question is difficult to really answer. You may be thinking to yourself, “What in the world does workplace analytics and COVID-19 have in common?”  As of the time of this being written, the World Health Organization has officially declared a global pandemic and several significant social distancing measures have been... Read more »

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Building a Digital Workplace   With all the workplace technology out there, you’d think we’d have a set definition of “digital workplace.” When you do a basic search for the term, however, we’re still struggling to define what it means. For many businesses, there’s a breakdown in what they believe digital workplace means and the... Read more »

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The Business Advantages of Moving to the Cloud

Ten years ago, cloud computing was the number one technology impacting corporate leadership and IT effectiveness.  Would it surprise you to know the same is essentially true today? IT leaders across the board are looking at 2020 and beyond almost exclusively in terms of the cloud: from hybrid models and private clouds to serverless paradigms... Read more »

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Space Utilization: What it Is & Its Benefits

Space Utilization More and more companies are trying to find ways to make use of every bit of real estate they have in their building. Employees are spending more time away from desks and working remotely as a way of lowering overhead and making more use of the workforce without requiring the office space. That... Read more »

Flexible Workspace An increasing percentage of companies are beginning to use a flexible workspace to help keep their overhead low while still affording their employees an enjoyable place to work. JLL, a commercial real estate company, recently published a study that suggests that 30% of working Americans will find themselves stationed in a flexible office... Read more »