Topics: commercial real estate
Especially with the emergence of coronavirus, it could seem like arguments are mounting against the traditional work place. Between commuting, sitting, a lack of focus, and now the risk of COVID, offices are getting a bad rap. Virtual working arrangements have real benefits -- especially when it comes to driving employee health and satisfaction -- but offices still have a few tricks left up their sleeves, too.
Does a robot vacuum your floors? Remind your kids of the weather so they wear their (darn) rain boots to school? And make sure that your thermostat turns itself down to 63 when no one's home? The Internet of Things (IoT) has probably transformed the way that you live your life in your off-hours. Now, it's coming to your office. In a big way. Here are eight real technologies that are transforming the ways that we work in, take care of, and think about office space. All are available today, so you might see them at your desk tomorrow!
Topics: internet of things
Even for the most well-established companies, it is never possible to predict the future with complete accuracy. Unforeseeable economic downturns can lead to financial burdens, and opportunities for growth may emerge unexpectedly. Rapidly developing technology can even impact companies, shifting priorities, making certain jobs redundant or allowing key business functions to be relocated. Because so much is unpredictable, flexibility is of the utmost importance for commercial leases. The following tips can help you get the most flexible office lease possible to future-proof your business.
Topics: office lease
When you're comparing potential offices, cost, size and location are likely your top priorities, but you shouldn't look at amenities as mere extras. Amenities are those special touches and perks that turn offices into comfortable, attractive workplaces that employees love to work in. Finding a building that offers some of these highly-sought amenities can go a long way toward promoting high morale and assisting with recruitment and retention.
If you have a lease coming due, it might already be too late to have the perfect amount of time to decide what to do. Believe it or not, the due diligence process for renewing a lease or finding a new space can easily take 18 months. That might seem like a lot of time, but it's not as long as you think.
Topics: due diligence
Topics: Office Space