10 + 1 reasons to measure office space utilization

By Maija Patjas on 4/11/19 1:21 PM

Why do managers, facility and property professionals, designers and workplace consultants choose to conduct a space utilization study? In this blog Maija Patjas, director of Rapal’s Workplace Solutions, outlines eleven reasons that various companies, schools and other organizations have identified as their motivation for measuring the space utilization rates of their premises.

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Guest blog: Silence in a world of noise

By Tapani Laitila on 12/18/18 10:13 AM

Do you find it difficult to focus on your work when a colleague nearby is on the phone or having an impromptu brainstorming session with another colleague? Many employers are looking for easy and flexible ways to reduce noise and disruptions in their offices and to increase their staff’s happiness. In this blog, Sales Director Finland Tapani Laitila from Framery Acoustics explores possible solutions and up-and-coming trends in workspace design.

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Guest blog: Driven by passion

By Tiia Rauhamäki on 9/14/18 2:13 PM

We all deserve some creativity and inspiration in our everyday lives, also in our jobs. In this blog, Tiia Rauhamäki, an expert in workplace design, challenges us to take control of our everyday lives, find that missing spark and feel passionate about our work again. 

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Guest blog: The people they are a changin'

By Satu Hurme-Tikkanen, ISS Palvelut Oy on 6/27/18 11:58 AM

The following is my own unscientific reflection upon the state of the working world and work environments. Occasionally, it's good to stop and reflect on the past and look toward the future. The years seem to be racing by at an ever-increasing pace, but, as a result, we gain a broader perspective.

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Managing change on different wavelengths

By Eeva Terävä, Martela Oyj on 6/6/18 10:05 AM

The discussion on multi-space offices is heating up in Finland. In my work as a consultant, I continuously come across the downside of the hype, the fear that the basic needs of workers are not being taken into into consideration during this frenzy for change.

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9 tips to get started with flex work

By Pontus Kihlman on 3/9/18 11:26 AM

In a series of posts called “Mobilize!” I have been writing about flex work. Working with companies who develop their own workplaces and work arrangements, we have learned some valuable lessons on flex work that we can share with you. In this fourth blog on flex work, I will outline how to make flexibility work for you.

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