Smart Workplace Sessions – what’s that?

Smart Workplace Sessions is a new webinar series with powerful and compact talks with experts of the industry.
In this series we take a value-based approach to smart technologies, and talk about optimizing property for the QBL (quadruple bottom-line: People, Planet, Profit & Public good) in a sustainable way, by connecting the “Bits”, “Bricks” & “Brains” that make up the workplace.

Why this is for you?

We hope to inspire further discussions and actions among Facility Managers, CIO’s, Workplace Managers, ICT specialists, Office Managers, Property Managers, Workplace Consultants, Human Resources, Managing Directors, People and Culture professionals and anyone interested in creating better workplace experience, real estate strategies, facility services and proptech.

We invite you to join us on a “mission possible” to create better and smarter workplaces - where space use, employee experience, costs, environmental and business impacts are optimized for a “sustainable sweetspot” based on circular economy principles - with the help of data and technology.

Go to recordings and summaries of past Smart Workplace Sessions.

Event owners

Maija mv

Maija Patjas
Head of International Relations
+358 440312256
maija.patjas@rapal.fi

Pontus mv

Pontus Kihlman
Head of Business Development
+358 405715356
pontus.kihlman@rapal.fi

 

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#9. Work-Near-Home: The Case for Distributed Workplaces | October 27, 2021 >> REGISTER

In our next Smart Workplace Sessions webinar, we'll continue on the subject of 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 bottomline. We'll discuss how to take action towards building more sustainable societies by creating "15-minute cities" through networks of local and accessible networks of professional workspace closer to home. "Working Near Home" (WNH) is an alternative and complementary workplace arrangement to "Working from Home" (WFH) and working from the central HQ office (WFO) that is growing rapidly in popularity.

#10. Flexibility & Choice as a Government Workplace Strategy | November 10, 2021 >> REGISTER

#11. Case OP Group: Hybrid Working in Banking | Wednesday, December 8, 2021


Review Past Smart Workplace Sessions

Session #1: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Smart Offices


February 3, 2021 | LINK TO SESSION RECAP & RECORDING


Susan Clarke, Research Director, Verdantix

What are Smart Office Solutions? How can space and workplace software solutions help companies and organizations manage their space more efficiently and improve employees’ workplace experience, while making a positive impact on the environment and society.

Session #2: How Smart Offices Can Change Our Workday Experience


February 17, 2021 | LINK TO SESSION RECAP & RECORDING


Dr. Peggie Rothe, Chief Insights & Research Officer, Leesman

What is the connection between job satisfaction, workplace experience, freedom and autonomy, flexible working, frictionless and seamless work environments and a day-to-day state of flow? What role do smart technologies play in making the employee experience better?

Session #3: How to Optimize Space with Tech and Workplace Data


March 31, 2021 | LINK TO SESSION RECAP & RECORDING


Karin Ståhl, Workplace Strategist, CEO & Founder, GoToWork

Fact-based decision making. Evidence-based design. Workplace strategy. Real-time optimization of space use. Zero waste philosophy. How can utilization data, user feedback and other workplace metrics be used to improve the use of space, so that it is optimized for productivity, experience and efficiency? 

Session #4: How to Leverage Smart Technology for FM Services


April 21, 2021 | LINK TO SESSION RECAP & RECORDING


Fredrik Sandqvist, Head of Innovation & Service Development, Coor

Mattias Wahlgren, Group Innovation Manager – Technology, Coor 

What role do smart workplace solutions play in facilities management? How do smart workplace solutions boost optimized space utilization, increased productivity and overall wellbeing.

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


May 26, 2021 |  LINK TO SESSION RECAP & RECORDING


Piia Sormunen, Industry Professor, Tampere University

Suvi Nenonen, Docent, Tampere University

How can we make workplaces feel and also be safer? The layout and design of a building, managing and tracking occupancy and people flows, and monitoring indoor air quality indicators to adjust heating and ventilation, can all impact potential airborne spread of the virus.

Session #6: How to Change How We Think About Recharging at Work


June 16, 2021 | LINK TO SESSION RECAP & RECORDING


Marco Kärkkäinen, Psychotherapist, Founder, Inventor & Chief Scientific Officer at Neurosonic

Can workplaces support their employees to restore their energy reserves, pace themselves and monitor their own wellbeing? What risk factors and typical stressor should we watch out for and how can smart workplace solutions help track energy or restore productivity levels?

Session #7: The Business Case for Flexible Working


August 31, 2021 | LINK TO SESSION RECAP & RECORDING


Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics

The webinar makes a compelling, data-based business case for  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. 

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


September 15, 2021 | LINK TO SESSION RECAP & RECORDING


Melanie Jones, Strategic Business Development, CORT
Eeva Terävä, Vice President, Head of Martela Design Studio, Martela

In this session, we'll be talking about the circular economy and what that means in terms of furniture for creating and maintaining proper work settings.