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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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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Guest Blog: Future of Work

By Patrik Etelävuori on 2/9/18 11:47 AM

Let go of the handbrake! Workplaces should embrace the opportunities that emerge with technological innovations, and make the best out of them in work life. The "Why" in the future of work is engaged and inspired people, which is achieved with a combination of empathetic corporate culture, technology and physical elements. This is how we'll create the best possible employee experiences, writes Patrik Etelävuori.

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Making a case for flexible work

By Pontus Kihlman on 2/1/18 12:33 AM

In a four part series of blog posts called “Mobilize!” I reflect on flexible working. In the first installment, I discussed the concept of flexible work in general. In this second part, I talk about how flexible work can be good for not only your employees, but your company as well. 

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