CRES Anticipating and Responding to Global Megatrends

Change is always being felt – being driven by business or requiring business to adopt. Today, there are five changes being seen globally, expected to have significant impact. These trends – called megatrends (as their influence will be felt by everyone globally) – are health, urbanization, mobility, technology and shifting economic power. Large organizations with […]

Sensors Are One Solution to Understanding Facility Usage, But What Kind to Use?

The workplace has changed. Employees no longer work from 9-5 and never really sat in the same workstation all day long, but they definitely don’t now. The shift in workplace practice presents two challenges for workplace managers – how to create a workplace delivering the experience employees expect and how to redeploy workspace matching contemporary […]

Cough and Cold Season – What CRES Can Do

Preceding other common holiday hallmarks – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas – cough and cold season has arrived, heralding a change of season! I know this because I am currently suffering. And, it’s got me thinking about the problem: how many people are affected across the cough and cold season? How much does cough […]

Outsourcing. What has worked and what needs reform?

In light of a cluster of large outsourcing organizations recently collapsing in the UK, the UK’s Institute for Government has investigated this practice’s value. The report, ‘Government outsourcing What has worked and what needs reform?’, was released September 2019. The report examined outsourcing success categorically with financing and some people-facing services failing evaluation. IT has […]

A Question of AI – The Issue is Not AI Itself, but How CRES is Communicating and Showing Its Use to Employees

Emergent Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is finding both early adopter excitement and also resistance from critics. Champions are pushing capabilities and adopting the technology to create efficiencies through Corporate Real Estate (CRES). AI is increasingly being adopted by CRES as it can significantly improve efficiencies – creating better, more comfortable work environments, saving organizations money […]

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 […]