FM Innovators' Blog

FMTech is Enabling the “New Workplace”

Dec 05, 2022

The so-called “great return to the workplace” has been dominating the news of late – with some tech giants like Uber pushing for a 100% return to physical work while others, like Airbnb, have adopted a live-and-work-anywhere policy. Whichever end of the work-spectrum we look at, hybrid work is indeed here to stay. But what exactly is hybrid work?

Max Verteletskyi, CEO of Spaceti, defines it as the ability to work from an ecosystem of places – let’s say you can perform some of the focus work from your home, more collaborative work from your company office location or nearby coworking centre, and some creative work from a café or even a hotel somewhere in the Alps that could give the right inspiration and vibe.

“In my opinion, the lines are being blurred between the types of physical space. More importance will be given to the quality of space, which will become more of a benefit for employees. As a result, ‘Space Management’...

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FMTech Insights: Savings Generated by Better Parking Management in the Era of Hybrid Working

Dec 05, 2022

FMTech Insights is a series where subject matter experts and thought leaders in FMTech share their knowledge and opinions on the topic of their expertise; helping the industry learn, innovate and grow. The series will cover every sector in FM – from workplace management, operations and maintenance, energy management, waste management and everything in between.

Paweł Postupalski is the Co-founder of Parkey, an intuitive SaaS platform for facility managers and employees that creates interactive parking map, basic configuration and provides access to back-office panel resulting in 30% better utilization of parking lots. Pawel, an IT expert, is also in charge of Parkey's product development.

Better parking management saves up to €350,000 per year for a single office building

Hybrid working offers many advantages, but also the need to harness corporate resources, which need to be more flexible. To put it bluntly, corporate resources management cannot keep...

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Innovation in catering: the “Corporate Town Hall Concept”

May 17, 2021

We, Facility Managers, have seen how the experience of remote working has changed the way our colleagues (and probably we ourselves) look at workplaces. Many of the bees in our hives will be happy to come back to the office for some days per week at least, but our gut feeling tells us that things will never be the same anymore as before the pandemic.

Many among us are busy reorganizing spaces, moving tables and equipment around to assign flexible “hot desks”, with some extra space between them. We also have heard of offices being turned around completely. Some facility managers create distinct workspaces: blue zones for silence and concentration focused hours and red zones for teams working together lively and loudly. Others are buying fancy furniture. Of course, it has been years that we all have our minds marked by those fashionable Silicon Valley offices with foosballs and coffee tables strewn comfortably around and we might feel obliged to adopt the same in our...

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