Tag: Return to Work

Does AI Represent a New Era for Facilities Management?

“Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” is an award-winning movie that won several major industry awards last year. In today’s landscape, this movie title fittingly describes the widespread influence of artificial intelligence (AI) across numerous industries and job functions. AI is seemingly everywhere now, with one IEEE global report ranking it as the most critical global […]

Workplace Trends Report: Majority of Employees Consider Going to the Office a ‘Waste of Time’

Nearly 60% of employees received some form of return-to-office (RTO) mandate in 2023, with the percentage of fully remote employees dropping to 33% last year (from 44% in 2022). Yet, more than half (54%) of employees surveyed in the Appspace 2024 Workplace Experience Trends & Insights Report agree that going to the office “feels like a waste […]

Want Workers to Return to the Office? Modernize Your Space

As businesses struggle to navigate the hybrid work era, tech firm Cisco has released a new report detailing how the reality of the in-office experience compares to employee expectations around the globe. The report also explores how employers are investing in artificial intelligence (AI) as a transformative tool for workplace collaboration and productivity. “Making the […]

3 Office Space Trends to Watch this Year

Whether we’re thrilled or dragging our feet about returning to the office, there’s a question that lingers: What does our workspace look like now? Post-pandemic, offices have undergone major changes as the real estate industry adapts to hybrid ways of working. Here are three office space trends to watch this year: 1. Offices Are Getting […]

Unlocking Efficiency: Navigating the Future with Facility Automation

The shift towards hybrid work has revolutionized workplace dynamics, prompting operational leaders to adapt swiftly. With this evolution, employees have presented diverse demands, compelling leaders to leverage workplace technology for precise metrics. This technological utilization is not solely for convenience; it has become integral for managing facilities and strategizing space allocation effectively. Interpreting these metrics […]

Companies Prioritize Shared Office Space in the Age of Hybrid Work

In 2023, 90% of companies offered some level of hybrid work, according to a new survey from CBRE. The adoption of hybrid work is driving companies to lease less space and redesign their offices to be more effective for employees, with space changes varying by industry. The annual survey reflects workplace and occupancy insights from 66 […]

A Fresh Look at Energy Efficiency in the Era of Hybrid Work

Although it’s been a full three years since the start of the pandemic, the question among employers and employees about how and where to work still very much exists. Despite initial concerns when the world shut down in early 2020, work persisted and productivity flourished with the help of new collaboration tools and processes, affirming […]

How to Create Smarter Workplaces with Shrinking Office Footprints in 2024

Gallup measures employee engagement by surveying samples of the working population on various workplace issues, like profitability, productivity, customer service, and retention, linked to business outcomes. According to a recent Gallup poll, only 32% of U.S. employees overall were engaged in 2022. With the influx of new generations of professionals with different working styles, smart […]

Creating a Better Workplace Amid a New Normal for Office Attendance

Hybrid work continues to grow among global employers. As more companies announce new office attendance mandates, and most workers are back in the office globally, leaders must now consider how to meet new expectations around work and where it’s done. That’s according to a new report from JLL titled “Is hybrid really working? Creating a […]

Bridging the Gap: Unifying Digital and Physical Security in the Modern Workplace

In the spirit of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, business leaders must be mindful to secure their workplaces, whether that workplace is remote, in an office, or in a hybrid model. Return-to-office (RTO) mandates have been gaining momentum post-Labor Day, with some surveys showing a whopping 90% of companies are planning to implement RTO policies by the […]