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Hybrid Workforce

  • An InnerSpace study: Head office taps indoor location data for deeper insights into the needs and behaviors of different teams

    In one particular study, our teams installed the InnerSpace platform in the main office of a global leader in lodging and hospitality. The goal was to understand the behavior patterns of two distinct teams of employees in a space. The client wanted to design the space efficiently, putting resources where they were needed most. 
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  • Hybrid workforces are the future: 5 keys to success

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt future planning, especially when it comes to reopening offices and welcoming workers back into workplaces. Yet it isn’t enough to simply focus on the goal of opening the doors alone. 
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  • Data to design workplaces part two: four practical considerations

    So you’re looking to design a flexible space to suit a hybrid workforce model. But where to begin? Adapting the design of a space to suit your needs isn’t a one-time, all-or-nothing endeavour. As needs change, workplaces can evolve. For now though, we need a starting point for getting employees back into the building after a very long hiatus for many.
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  • The Road to Desk Reservations 2.0

    As the return to the workplace sets up to be flex-first for most companies, assigned seating will give away to the need for hot-desking, hoteling, and neighborhood arrangements. With any strategy, the ability for employees to find and reserve a desk is key to productivity and a frictionless experience. 
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  • Change Management: How to Plan and Pitch a Dynamic Office

    This new office paradigm demands a thoughtful approach. It is imperative for business owners to consider their commercial real estate space: how it’s used, maintained, and the experience of those working inside it. All answers are ultimately rooted in data. 
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  • How To Build Dynamic Meeting Rooms

    As companies look to return to the office, flexibility will be a primary focus that transforms meeting spaces. Collaboration, as we recently wrote, will be why offices remain essential to businesses, and the primary driver of why employees visit the workplace. Now as we rethink the role the office plays, meeting spaces will need to evolve to support collaboration, socialization and creativity.
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  • The Rise of Flex Work (Again)

    Summer 2005: the San Francisco Coworking Space opens. Two years later, “coworking” appears as a Wikipedia entry, and 75 coworking spaces materialize around the world (according to this timeline). By the time the calendar flipped to 2012, that number had ballooned to more than 2,000.
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  • Collaboration: Your Competitive Advantage

    The office isn’t dead. The office as we knew it, is. For many of you this statement comes as no surprise. While we’ve proven that working from home is doable, many have recognized that this dramatic shift was not without its negatives.
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  • Occupancy data: just one piece of the puzzle

    As the future of work evolves, so too does the role the office will play and this raises questions critical to its evolution: How much office space is needed? How should it be designed? What is the purpose of the office? How can it help improve culture, communication and productivity? How will it serve my company’s growth?
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  • It's High Time We Start to Judge Meeting Room Performance

    It’s time we all have a heart-to-heart conversation about meeting rooms. No, really. They are the piece of working in an office that never quite fits the puzzle, the headache that never quite subsides, the element whose coordination always takes longer than it should.
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  • An Accurate Employee:Desk Ratio Helps Companies Grow into a Flexible Future

    Work life in an office is slowly slipping away from what was once the norm not long ago: 9-5 hours in the office, a couple of mandatory breaks, and a sea of desks adorned with personal effects, drawers of snacks and spare shoes underneath.
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