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Top 7 mistakes to avoid when designing an agile workspace - Part 2

Posted by Yulia Pak MRICS
Reading time: 8 minutes 
 
In part 1 of our Top 7 mistakes to avoid, we covered the first 3 things to avoid when designing an agile workspace, which included:
  • Focusing on project management instead of change management
  • Miscalculating desk sharing ratios
  • Excluding individuals and teams from workplace change programs 
In this episode, we’ll cover the additional 4 elements that can make or break any agile workspace program.

 

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

How data and technology can optimise workplace utilisation

Posted by Yodit Stanton
 
Reading time: 3 minutes
 
Today's workforce is rapidly changing with people being more connected than ever before. Employees expect to have a choice of where to work, whether from home or in offices that provide spaces for different types of work modes as standard. Most organisations are adapting work practices such as activity based working but the challenge still remains 'how much space do I need and how do I use the space I have effectively?'.
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Content topics: Workplace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

Does Activity Based Working deliver on intended goals?

 
Reading time: 8 minutes
 
Designing an activity based workspace is increasingly becoming the desired aspiration as a new digitally connected generation is driving change in the workforce, but it is important to consider that Activity Based Working may not be suitable for every organisation.
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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

Top 7 mistakes to avoid when designing an agile workspace - Part 1

Posted by Yulia Pak MRICS
Reading time: 8 minutes 
 
A poorly planned and executed agile working program is likely to result in considerable losses from both occupancy costs and productivity standpoints. Worse still, inadequate  agile workplace design and processes may irrevocably damage employees’ trust in the agile concept in general and in the organisation’s ability to deliver change in particular.
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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

How to measure workplace occupancy

Posted by Yodit Stanton
Reading time: 3 minutes
 
Workplace design and management is moving away from gut feel and anecdotal information to being more data driven. Site managers are using a combination of occupancy and environmental data to drive conversations around what type of workplaces are best suited to their organisation.
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Content topics: Workplace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

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