Using Building Usage Metrics to Plan Energy Management Strategies and Maintenance Schedules

With the increasing shift towards flexible and agile working, incorporating ‘as space is being used’ metrics will enable significant operational efficiencies and enhance the user experience through facilities. Corporate Real Estate (CRES) Teams can gain efficiencies leveraging trend analysis and real time occupancy and utilization metrics to restrict access to space reducing excess operational costs […]

4 Benefits Provided by Corporate Real Estate Space Standards

For several key reasons, organizations need to achieve consistency – communicating identity and achieving efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Within Corporate Real Estate (CRES) there are a number of frameworks that can be employed to achieve consistency across a property portfolio, including space standards. Not having, or inconsistent application of, space standards makes it difficult for CRES […]

Are You Measuring Your Meeting Room Usage Space Differently to Desk Utilization?

Meeting rooms. Desks. Employees use them both and they’re both a part of workplace design for employees to do their jobs. So, why not take a macro view and understand occupancy and utilization levels at the floor plate level? Well, for two reasons. One, meeting rooms/ spaces are not the same thing as workstations. They […]

The UK Could Soon Be Legally Enforcing Flexible Working

The UK is close to making flexible working law. In support of greater choice and freedom for employees, UK lawmakers want workers to have better work/ life balance whatever stage of life they are in. Currently, for UK-based employees to be granted flexible working status they must work for the same employer continuously for a […]

Space Management Metrics Driving Optimized Portfolios

Corporate Real Estate has always relied on data to make informed decisions on how to manage portfolios. With the introduction of technology that better tracks how employees move through space, new metrics have emerged providing CRES Teams deeper insight into space usage. Sensor technology enables constant data capture through spaces. Clearer space usage insight impacts […]

Facilities Teams to the Rescue – Mending Toxic Company Culture

A recent article from Jim Purcell examined the causes and solutions to broken company cultures and the impact on employees. Jim’s piece opened, ‘Nothing determines business success (or failure) more than workplace culture.’ Problem A company’s culture impacts operations, employee wellbeing, productivity and overall profitability. Yet, employee well-being across America is at an all-time low. […]

CRES Strategies Supporting a 4 Day Work Week

The five-day work week was invented in the 19th century to suit the demands of factory work. Before that, tenanted farmers worked 6 days. However, a lot has changed and it may be time to reassess the way we work, identifying solutions more in-line with current needs. Are we winding down the work week as jobs […]

Facility Managers are Too Busy Deploying the Workplace They Think Employees Want

It’s true, organizations America wide are spending an average of $3.6 million annually on providing a better workplace experience, yet employees aren’t happier or more productive after all that money is spent. And, it’s because of one fundamental flaw in planning how to spend all that money – Facility Managers are not asking employees what […]