COVID Rates in Germany Prompting Greater Scrutiny of the Workplace

Business leaders in Germany are calling for the “3G” rule to regulate who can enter the workplace, due to an increase in COVID cases in the country, according to TheLocal.

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The New Workplace Reality: Impact on People, Spaces and Places

Guest Post by Stefan Schwab, CEO of Comfy | Enlighted

Consensus among company leadership is clear: hybrid working is a critical tool for maximizing business productivity while navigating the unparalleled amount of change and uncertainty in the last year.

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The Need for Technology in a Future of Hybrid Work

Guest Post by Sanziana Bona, Content Marketing Specialist, Yardi

Technology has been a leading force for many businesses in the last few years. From streamlined work processes to significantly improving the usage of time and resources, technology adoption has proved to be essential not only for companies but also for employees.

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Saudi Arabia Open to New Companies

Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday it had licensed 44 international companies to set up regional headquarters in the capital Riyadh under the kingdom’s push to become a regional commercial hub and vie for foreign capital and talent, according to Reuters.

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Maryland is the Choice

Maryland-based Choice Hotels, whose brands include Quality Inn, Comfort Inn and EconoLodge is building a new corporate headquarters, still committed to Maryland and with several modern workplace amenities. 

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Here’s Why Employees at Top-Performing Companies Need the Office

From our “New Workplace Realities” Thought Leader Partner, Gensler

This article was originally published on Gensler’s Dialogue Blog.

Guest post by, Janet Pogue McLaurin

In Gensler’s global workplace surveys over the last year, “working in-person with my team/colleagues” was ranked the number one reason to come to the office. That’s still true, but it’s far more nuanced than that. Our latest research reveals that top performing companies value the office for more than just collaboration. We uncovered a wide range of work activities people prefer to do in the office — both individual work and working with others.

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Rethinking Workplace Post COVID-19

Guest Post by Scott Vieth, AIA, Principal and Senior Project Designer with Design Collective

For thousands of years, humans have looked to physical space to treat sickness and promote health.

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Bloomberg: Corporate Headquarters Will Still Gravitate to Downtowns

When it comes to corporate headquarters, don’t count out big cities and downtowns just yet, says a new post from Bloomberg.

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WeWork Goes Public

Once beleaguered WeWork, which had revolutionized the pre-pandemic workplace by mainstreaming co-working, is now publicly traded, according to CNBC

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Okta’s San Francisco HQ: Dynamic Work

Okta is a US-based tech company founded in 2009 that built a trusted platform to secure organisations’ customer and workforce identities. To support its vision, Okta places great emphasis on workplace strategy and its impact on corporate culture and employee satisfaction.

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Parking Surge: Leveraging Smart Technologies to Improve Commuting

Guest post by Jeremy Zuker, Co-Founder, WhereiPark

Over the past few weeks, smart parking has grown in popularity as stories of Ford’s self-parking cars dominate headlines of technology news. With parking considered to be an extremely stressful and time consuming activity — 63 percent of surveyed drivers admitted to avoiding certain destinations due to parking challenges — the idea of being able to step out of your car and let technology do the work is extremely appealing. Yet, while it’s entirely true that smart parking is the future of the industry — with the market expected to reach $19.25 billion by 2028 — self-parking cars may still be a little far away. Until then, other smart parking and driving techniques may need to be employed.

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The Future of Office Spaces

Design innovation leverages the “best of both worlds” of remote and in-person work

Guest Post by Deirdre Jimenez, AIA, NCIDQ, BIFMA President & CEO

Office spaces pose one of the greatest design opportunities as we move towards a post-pandemic society. Returning to the office is important for employees who have been burned out by remote work and are seeking a thriving community for talent management. Design will play a pivotal role in our new way of work, paving the way for companies to rethink their physical spaces.

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