Hybrid Working

France

Over Half of European White-collar Workers Prefer a Dedicated Company Office

Research published by Sony Professional Displays and Solutions Europe provides a clear picture of new working habits and preferences from the perspective of employees as well as businesses. According to the Sony State of Offices Report 2023, over two fifths (41%) of UK office workers still prefer to work from a dedicated company office, and across Europe…

News

Abloy UK Introduces Offline Access Control Management

Abloy UK has launched Incedo Offline, an extension to the Incedo ecosystem that allows access to be managed both in real-time and offline at the same premises. The Incedo solution now allows organisations to secure almost any opening with either an offline autonomous electronic lock or in real-time via online devices, with everything managed in…

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Working from Home Taking its Toll on Hybrid Workers

Employees who work from home are more likely to eat indulgent foods, snack between meals, and work longer hours than workplace-based colleagues, according to new research from Compass Group and market intelligence agency Mintel. Healthy Eating Expectations and Realities Analysing insights from 35,000 workers across 26 countries, Compass Group’s Global Eating at Work Survey 2023…

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Why Americans are Embracing Flexible Work

As the debate rages over remote working with Canadian investor Kevin O’Leary recently questioning Elon Musk’s reported description of the practice as ‘immoral’, the latest ‘American Opportunity Survey’ from Mckinsey finds a majority of employees favor working from home for at least part of the week. The third edition of McKinsey’s American Opportunity Survey provides…

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Envoy Claims First with Workplace Occupancy Analytics Solution

Envoy has launched a new workplace occupancy analytics solution to facilitate capturing data from multiple sources including door access scans, WiFi, and employee app sign-ins. By pulling information from diverse sources across redundant network capacity, the company is offering planners and facility managers a comprehensive overview of what is happening in workplaces, including information relating…

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Planon Enhances Hybrid Working Experience

The newly upgraded Planon Workplace App helps users of the integrated workplace management system (IWMS) developer’s solutions by providing a mobile-first, personalised connection between people, workplaces, services and facilities. Its personalised user interface improves the hybrid working experience by equipping users to: Locate and book their ideal desk, meeting room and other facilities Visually identify…

FM

Why Hotel-Style Amenities Are the New Office Norm

James Massey, managing director of Facilities Management at MRI Software, says FM teams need to satisfy a growing expectation of ‘hotel-style’ amenities among office workers. There is little doubt that hybrid working is here to stay in the wake of the pandemic. But in 2023, the offer of hybrid working alone is not enough to…

Marketplace

NARBUTAS at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023

Office furniture manufacturer NARBUTAS is exhibiting at the Stockholm Furniture Fair until 11th February, with a showcase that includes products for hybrid working environments developed in collaboration with designers from Scandinavia and Italy.  Transforming the office into a ‘Home from Home’ NARBUTAS invites visitors attending the Stockholm Furniture Fair to its stand which includes functional areas…

News

Attract Office Talent with Hotel-style Amenities

A new survey of over 6,000 employees in the Unites States, the United Kingdom and Australia suggests modern office facilities and workplace practices are essential for retaining the best talent. Almost two-thirds of participants in the independent survey for MRI Software indicated a preference for more ‘hotel-style’ amenities in their workplace, including areas for socialising,…

EMEA

Driving the Future of the Connected Workplace

Utelogy Corporation is continuing to unveil platform enhancements, forge new partnerships and expand internationally as it redefines the user experience in increasingly connected global workplaces. The company has been increasing headcount across EMEA and the US, and has also grown its US presence with new headquarters in Petaluma, California, and additional offices in Seattle, WA,…

News

Hybrid Hotchpotch Impacting UK Workers Negatively

According to a recent study from Landsec, businesses and workers across the UK are floundering under a “Hybrid Hotchpotch”, with just one in five white collar workers agreeing on a definition of hybrid working. ‘The Future Office: Rising expectations in a hybrid world’ report which was commissioned in partnership with Censuswide, polled over 800 UK…

Hybrid Working

Thoma Bravo and JMI Equity Merge and Rebrand Condeco, iOffice and + SpaceIQ

Tech private equity firm Thoma Bravo and Baltimore-based JMI Equity have launched Eptura™, a provider of workplace technology solutions with a reach of 16,000 customers and combined user base of 16.3 million established by the merger and rebrand of Condeco, iOffice and + SpaceIQ. The move follows previous announcements by the private equity companies who…

Hybrid Working

Optimising WFH Security

The growth of working from home (WFH) following the COVID-19 pandemic poses potential security concerns around unwanted access to confidential company data. This is easily resolved with Code Handle, the door lock from ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group that keeps private rooms private via the use of a PIN code. 85 per cent of employees…

Construction

Sickness Absences Fall After Groundbreaking Flexible Working Pilot

Contractors BAM Construct, BAM Nuttall, Skanska UK and Willmott Dixon have reported reduced sickness absence rates in a follow-up study to an 18-month flexible working pilot. The follow-up study which was commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) from social enterprise and flexible working consultancy, Timewise, obtained updated data on sickness absences from the…

Hybrid Working

Are we Returning to Smaller Hybrid Offices?

Ian Ellis, Marketing & Sales Specialist Manager at Siemens Building Products, consider the impact of office downsizing on hybrid working. At the height of the lockdowns during COVID-19 technology helped us to carry on seamlessly working from the home.  We met our work colleagues virtually on videoconferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and…

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