1 August 2022 EG, a leading Nordic software company, announced the closing of the acquisition of the Norwegian company Ørn Software Holding AS, which also includes Rapal Oy.
In the 2021 season finale of the Smart Workplace Sessions, we met up with Finland's largest bank, OP Financial Group, to learn more about their workplace evolution from office-based working toward a hybrid work model. We discussed the importance of holistic workplace development, experimentation culture, continuous improvement and data driven decision-making within corporate real estate.
A brand-new ecosystem acceleration & recognition program launched in a joint venture by the Nordic PropTech associations of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, & Finland. The jury comprises industry experts from across the Nordic region, who have been selected jointly by the national associations and are altogether nestors with proven track records in real estate, finance, and tech. And here they are: The jury members and competing finalists have officially been announced, at ReCoTech Finland on November 30th.
The Finnish Tax Administration uses the Optimaze Worksense smart office solution as the workplace management system at its five largest locations. The aim is to improve the usage rates of these activity-based workspaces, as well as help employees visualize free workseats and indoor air quality in various parts of the building in real time. Another important objective is to enable decision making with real-time data to provide shared facilities for partner agencies.
Responsible management of real estate assets, while empowering workers to productively create the best possible public services effectively, was at the heart of the 10th webinar in our Smart Workplace Sessions series, when we spoke with Kasper Fabritius, Head of Solution Sales, Sales and Marketing Manager at Senate Properties. As a recap, see the full webinar recording from November 10th, and get closer look at a case study in workplace strategy in the public sector, and at how multi-faceted objectives all tie into a future workplace - based on flexibility and choice.
On October 27th, 2021, we spoke with Antti Tuomela and George Horhota about the sharing economy in the workplace - this time around office spaces, "anywhere working" and other alternate workplace strategies that can improve employee well-being and productivity - as well as the company bottom line. We discussed how to take action towards building more sustainable societies by creating "15-minute cities" through networks of local, accessible and professional workspaces closer to home.