OpenSensors blog

Putting human experience at the centre of workplace change

Posted by Yulia Pak MRICS

Reading time: 4 minutes

Designing workspaces and workplace change processes around a human experience and a growing need for a meaningful connection helps organisations across all sectors grow, evolve and compete for top talent.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

Why cross collaboration is key to Activity Based Working

Posted by Daniel Hummelsund

Reading time: 3 minutes

Closer collaboration between Facilities, Corporate Real Estate, Workplace, HR and IT teams when implementing new workplace policies is key to successfully integrating activity based working environments (ABW) as well as improving employee well being and office experience.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

Real life lessons of implementing Activity Based Working

Reading time: 5 minutes

Some organisations seem to implement Activity Based Working almost as an act of faith but some are very clear about the benefits gained from an Activity Based Working solution and as a result are more likely to succeed. We look at some use cases of Activity Based Working implementations so that we can learn from their experiences.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

Building a roadmap towards Activity Based Working

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 9 minutes

Activity-based working (ABW) is about providing employees with a range of options for how they carry out their activities in the workspace. Instead of every employee having a fixed desk, which they are expected to use for every task, ABW provides spaces for informal or formal meetings, collaborative and open areas for project work as well as quieter spaces for tasks that require more focus. The flexible workspace is one of 2019's key trends.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, How to increase workplace utilisation

4 key Workplace Trends in 2019

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 9 minutes

Looking ahead in 2019 here are 4 key Workplace trends that are shaping real estate office spaces from niche or early adopters to mainstream norms, where the wider drive are changes in the way work itself is done.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

3 key types of workspace occupancy sensors

Posted by Yodit Stanton

Reading time: 9 minutes

One of the biggest challenges we hear from Corporate Real Estate, Facility and Workplace Teams is ‘how do I know if this space is being over or under utilised?’.  Most of the time it is guesswork based on hearsay or conducting a laborious manual count of occupancy, an inefficient way of measuring utilisation.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology

Top 4 reasons why building managers use sensors to reduce operating expenses

Posted by Salman Mohammad

Reading time: 7 minutes

Sensor networks are emerging as a mission critical method for offices and corporate real estates to save money. Building and facilities managers are installing utilisation sensors to manage their spaces more efficiently as many businesses move towards agile working practices and adopt a smart city transformation.

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Content topics: Enabling smart buildings, Workplace technology