OpenSensors blog

Real life lessons of implementing Activity Based Working

Posted by Dr Kerstin Sailer & Ros Pomeroy on April 2019

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, Workspace technology, How to increase workplace utilisation

4 key Workplace Trends in 2019

Posted by Yodit Stanton on January 2019

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

Why workplace designers are using sensors

Posted by Yodit Stanton on September 2018

Reading time: 4 minutes

Workspace designers as well as corporate real estate and facility teams are turning to smart sensor technology to optimise their usage of office buildings to deliver productivity and improve UX for employees.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings, Workspace technology

How much cost in real estate assets could you be wasting?

Posted by Salman Mohammad on September 2018

Reading time: 7 minutes

With the average workstation costing businesses £17.5k per annum in Central London, the potential wasted assets could be as much as £5M. Corporate Real Estate and Facilities team are challenged with optimising workspaces and increasing person to desk ratio to get the best value from their property investment.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

How data is shaping Corporate Real Estate Strategies

Posted by Yodit Stanton on July 2018

Reading time: 7 minutes

Technology and the increasing need for data is changing the real estate industry, both from an investment and management point of view. With the wealth of financial information required by institutional investors, Real Estate Managers are increasingly challenged with:

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings, Workspace technology

10 reasons why your IoT project will fail

Posted by Yodit Stanton on September 2017

Reading time: 4 minutes

IoT will transform how teams operate by making their environments more responsive by using their physical infrastructure more efficiently. In the recent renown ThinkMonk 2017, we present 10 reasons why IoT projects may fail. 

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings

How meeting The WELL building standard can improve employee well being

Posted by Yodit Stanton on August 2017

Reading time: 5 minutes 

British employees will tell you how hard they work and they are right. These days we are spending more time in the office than any other EU country except Austria and Germany.  How can the time spent indoors be made more comfortable and agreeable? It’s hard to isolate one sole influence that affects productivity when in fact there are many to consider. Studies have shown that despite an average working day of 8 hours you're probably only productive for around 3 of those.

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Content topics: Facilities and Workplace trends, Enabling smart buildings