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

Building a roadmap towards Activity Based Working

Posted by Yodit Stanton on March 2019

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

5 easy changes to increase desk occupancy

Posted by Yodit Stanton on January 2018

Reading time: 7 minutes

Explore these 5 key tactics to increase person to desk ratio and desk utilisation by as much as 80%. With the average workstation costing businesses up to £17.5K per annum, the race is on for Corporate Real Estate and Facilities teams to switch up their workplace occupancy strategies and redesign workspaces for today's workforce. 

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

What you need to know when deploying smart building network sensors

Posted by Kevin Mugadza on November 2017

Reading time: 3 minutes 

5 key deployment checklist you need to know when implementing occupancy tracking sensors to measure workspace utilisation. These best practice tips will help you minimise site and maintenance risks as well as network connectivity during deployment. Sensor tech is only half the equation, having a robust data analytics platform will help you interpret the data into tangible tactics.

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

How one travel tech giant used occupancy sensors to manage workspaces

Posted by Daniel Hummelsund on November 2017

Reading time: 7 minutes

With the growing demand to better manage workspace occupancy, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities teams are increasingly challenged to optimise space management, track utilisation and backup real estate investments with data. We explore how one tech company used sensor technology to improve their workspace management process and solve the 'how much space do I need' conundrum. 

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