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Smart Workplace Sessions #8: Furniture-as-a-Service: Circular Economy for the Workplace

Sep 21, 2021 11:23:39 AM

On September 15th, 2021, we spoke to Melanie Jones and Eeva Terävä about the circular economy and what that means in terms of furniture, for creating and maintaining proper work settings in a sustainable, resilient and economically smart way. The concept of Furniture-as-a-Service (FaaS) is changing the way we think about owning resources, and keeping the workplace relevant for the ever changing needs of organizations.

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Smart Workplace Sessions #7: The Business Case for Flexible Working

Sep 7, 2021 10:33:12 AM

Kate Lister of Global Workplace Analytics, was the guest speaker in the seventh session of a series of workplace talks, where industry experts discuss the benefits that flexible work and smarter solutions can provide to employers, employees, the environment and society in general. Formulating the business case of providing more choice and flexibility to employees of where, when and how they perform their work - is one of the first steps in creating a sustainable, strategic change. Kate makes a compelling, data-based case - now available as a recording for recap and review.

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Ørn Software acquires Rapal - deal strengthens position in the Nordics

Jun 28, 2021 4:21:13 PM

Ørn Software, has on June 25th 2021 signed an agreement with the owners of Rapal Oy, to acquire the entire stock of the Finnish company. The acquisition is a first step for Ørn Software into Finland, and strengthens Rapal’s position in the Nordic market for SaaS-based solutions. 

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Smart Workplace Sessions #6: How To Think About Recharging at Work

Jun 22, 2021 6:27:44 PM

The 2021 Spring-term of the Smart Workplace Sessions webinars saw its sixth interview on Wednesday, June 16th, before going on a summer break. In this session, we spoke with psychotherapist and inventor Marco Kärkkäinen of Neurosonic about how workplaces can support employees to restore their energy reserves, pace themselves and monitor their own wellbeing. The series will continue again in the Autumn, with more powerful and compact talks with experts of the real estate, facility and workplace management industry.

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Smart Workplace Sessions #5: How Indoor Air Data Can Boost A Smarter Workplace

May 31, 2021 7:16:45 PM

On May 26th, a large international audience listened in on a discussion with Industry Professor Piia Sormunen and Docent Suvi Nenonen from Tampere University, who have been heading a new multidisciplinary pre-study research "License to Breathe", on how to mitigate spread of pathogens like Covid-19 in indoor air

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Smart Workplace Sessions #4: How to Leverage Smart Technology for FM Services

Apr 26, 2021 10:59:23 AM

Innovative solutions and new ways to arrange workplaces are in higher demand than ever before, as organizations prepare a safe and return to offices. Health and wellbeing, and the use of real-time data is now getting more attention - in order to ensure and communicate physical and psychological safety to employees. At the same time, the emerging hybrid way of working sets new demands on both spaces and digital tools, and new expectations on FM.

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