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Global office market is in ‘a state of flux’

A new report on the future of the office has revealed that while offices are here to stay, the sector is in ‘a full state of flux.’ Analysis from a global survey, carried out by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) ...

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Employers and employees disagree on the health and wellbeing benefits of hybrid working

Employers and employees have a differing opinion about the health and wellbeing impact of ‘hybrid’ working, according to new research from GRiD, the industry body for the group risk sector. Two thirds of employers (64 per cent) believe that hybrid working ...

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‘Hotel-style’ amenities are changing the shape of the office and FM teams have to be aware

By James Massey, Managing Director of Facilities Management, MRI Software There is no question that hybrid working is here to stay, but flexible work alone doesn’t guarantee that people will come into the office. And attracting people – especially younger ...

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If harnessed effectively flexible, hybrid working can be an ‘unexpected gift’ for employers

The findings of a recent CBRE survey have revealed the importance of flexibility in both employee and employer decision making, with positive outcomes for both, including increased productivity and innovative thinking, that employers can also capitalise on. The global real ...

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Data indicates Whitehall offices are using a fifth fewer desks as staff continue to WFH

The number of desks within Whitehall departments are being reduced as a result of more people working from home. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from 14 of the biggest ministries show they had 27,004 desks between them ...

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A new scene emerges for the office Christmas party

This year’s office party has taken a new slant due to hybrid working, with workplace hospitality specialist, Bennett Hay, reporting an 18 per cent increase in its clients hosting festive celebrations in-house. Pre-pandemic, the capital’s party season traditionally focussed on ...

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Two-thirds of employees want ‘hotel-style’ amenities at the office

A new survey of 6,000+ US, UK, and Australian office workers has found that employees want more ‘hotel-style’ amenities such as areas for socialising, state-of-the-art infrastructure, outdoor spaces, onsite cafes, air conditioning, and flexible work facilities to entice them back ...

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Hybrid working now the norm shows global study

A new study by global workplace consultancy, AWA, of 220 offices in 33 countries, representing nearly 250,000 employees, has revealed that hybrid working is becoming established as the norm, with people now coming into the office an average of just ...

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Over half of UK hybrid workers are concerned about indoor air quality

New research from smart building technology firm, Infogrid, has found over half of hybrid employees in the UK are worried about how healthy their work environments are, with 53 per cent saying they’re concerned poor air quality and ventilation will ...

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Using digital technology to manage wellbeing in the hybrid workplace

Given the widescale adoption of hybrid working, how FMs manage wellbeing at work can no longer be focused solely on the physical office environment. Given this change in workplace work patterns, how can FMs adapt their approach to safeguard employee ...

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