Workplace Evolution – stepping into 2024

8th January 2024

The evolving world of work is driven by factors including technological advances, changing social and economic conditions, and shifting employee expectations. As we step into 2024, the winds of change continue to sweep through our workplaces, ushering in a new era of innovation, flexibility and adaptability. 

Our team across the globe has been diligently observing and adapting to these changes. Employee wellbeing remains high on the agenda, with a growing emphasis on cultivating a culture of balance and wellbeing, and recognising the importance of a workplace that promotes physical and mental health. With this as a keystone, here we share some of our key insights that are shaping the future of work. 

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The successes and challenges of hybrid working in Hong Kong

5th December 2023

Hybrid working has gained significant popularity in recent years with many seeing this working practice as positive and the ‘new norm’. Our Hong Kong team recently held a roundtable event looking at the challenges presented by hybrid working. While this working concept is similar across companies and regions, the implementation varies significantly.

Here we consider the ways hybrid working is impacting business life in and around the Hong Kong region.

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Structured choice: formalising your team’s working options to drive success

31st October 2023

The past few years have seen much change in the workplace, as organisations strive to create spaces that cater to their employees’ needs. 

“Workplaces of choice” have enabled staff to choose the way of working that suits them.  While initially driven by need (the Pandemic’s stay at home directive), employees have evolved their choices to suit their own personal circumstances: working from home but within a commutable distance to the office, working in the office, working fully remotely, or a hybrid of these. 

These choices now demand structure to ensure that the impact each has on people and the place of work is the right one for the individual, the team and the organisation as a whole. 

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Smart buildings, smarter implementation

24th October 2023

Why tech matters – but people’s effective use of tech matters more.

More and more investment into technology-assisted workspaces is being made across real estate portfolios.

From our work with many of the world’s leading companies, we’re seeing cutting edge technologies being implemented into workspaces: mobile-activated QR codes replacing traditional keycard access, digital signage and wayfinding to allow easy navigation around a building, mobile apps to find, book and access meeting rooms, and “smart” meeting rooms that recognise who you are, connect you to your meeting and automatically display your relevant presentation.

Technology, and in particular AI, is revolutionising the places we work.

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MovePlan and ESB Group: how to effectively transition to a newly transformed space

24th October 2023

MovePlan EMEA recently hosted a roundtable with Sinéad Conlon, Programme Manager at ESB Group, Ireland’s foremost energy company.

MovePlan recently completed a major project with the company, supporting Sinéad and her team to deliver the business readiness activity and move to ESB’s new headquarters at 27 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.

The project saw the transition of around 1,500 ESB staff from nine buildings in three locations across Dublin, into ESB’s new sustainable and energy efficient Grade A head office building in Dublin’s Georgian core. To read more about the project, head to the case study here.

The roundtable discussion provided insight and created further discussion into the project.

Attended by a mixture of Estates and Facilities professionals across a mixture of public and private sector organisations of key interest to the group was the investment in employee engagement and leadership buy-in, alongside a focus on effective space utilisation.

Read on to find out more.

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