OpenSensors blog

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

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

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

Why workplace designers are using sensors

Posted by Yodit Stanton

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, Workplace technology

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

Posted by Salman Mohammad

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