Tag: return to office

AstraZeneca Installs Living Walls at Relocated Finnish Offices

As part of the company’s “workplace well-being first” design of its newly relocated Finnish offices, AstraZeneca has installed living walls in partnership with Finnish indoor nature technology firm Naava. The global pharmaceutical company has around 100 employees based in Finland, with the new premises located in the Keilaniemi region of Espoo. One major goal of the […]

Faces of Facilities: Jose Rosas Roque from HungerRush

In honor of Pride Month this June, it’s important for the facilities management industry to recognize and celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community. As a gay male in FM, Jose Rosas Roque offered to share his story and provide insights on equality, pride, and general industry issues. The young professional urged the industry to embrace […]

CBRE Report: Most Companies Requiring Office Attendance

Companies are more proactive about office attendance than last year, with 65% saying they’re requiring in-office work at least some of the time, according to a new survey by CBRE of 207 companies with U.S. offices. This is more than double the respondents that required in-office attendance last year. Partly due to those proactive efforts, office […]

4 Main Issues as More Employees Return to Work

A new report from worktech company Eptura highlights macro trends at workplaces across the globe, including a wave of office returns and four main issues emerging in today’s post-pandemic work environment. The Workplace Index Report draws on a representative sample of more than 6,000 organizations within Eptura’s global customer base to showcase emerging patterns in […]

2022 Workplace Trends Provide Glimpse into Future of Offices in 2023

If 2022 trends are any indication, workplaces worldwide aren’t going anywhere, according to a new report from Envoy. More than half of workplace leaders (54%) invested more in the workplace in 2022 than in the previous year, a signal that a physical footprint remains important for team building and collaboration. Envoy’s new At Work: 2023 Workplace Trends […]

Tech Essentials for Advanced Facilities Management

The success of any business relies on maintaining good facilities and equipment. Many businesses have acknowledged the evolution of facilities management in recent years, as capabilities have drastically improved with recent technology trends. From monitoring the status of heavy equipment on a mobile app to gaining building access control using wearable technology, the future of […]

NIOSH: 1 in 5 Non-Healthcare Workers May Be Exposed to COVID-19

Workers’ occupation, industry, and specific job duties factor into how physically close to others they must work, whether they need to interact with the public, and whether they are potentially exposed to infectious diseases like COVID-19, according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). In what may be the first study […]

Is an HVAC Upgrade Your Ticket to RTO?

Have you had to delay your return-to-office (RTO) date due to surges of COVID-19 in your community? If your employees have already returned, are you worried about the spread of the Omicron variant? Are you skeptical about the value of indoor air quality, or instead, have you wondered about adding portable air cleaners? Have you […]

4 Back-to-Office Safety Risks to Address this Summer

Having spent months on end in multiple lockdowns, many workers around the world are now starting to make a gradual return to the office and restoring a sense of day-to-day normalcy back into their lives. However, while this is an incredibly exciting transition for a lot of people, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t exactly gone away. […]