Must-Read Articles 08/26/17

Hello, everyone! We hope you had a great weekend. Here you’ll find a compilation of interesting articles that we enjoyed ourselves last week. We hope that these will inspire you with new ideas for your workplace and facility management teams!

“… because great talent doesn’t just live in one or two specific areas”

Sharon Florentine takes her time to explain how flexibility has actually become one of the most important aspects of the hiring and retention process for millennials and the upcoming Generation Z – so much so that a recent study found that they care more about flexibility than healthcare. She believes that the digital upbringing that these generations experienced is a major driving force in this behavior and actually suits them to work better because of it.

“… employers are failing to give employees the autonomy in the workplace which helps keep them productive and happy.”

Owen Gough lays out some harsh truth about a recent study regarding UK workers and how the lack of autonomy poorly affects their productivity. With only 36% percent enjoying coming to work and over 40% saying that their job does not allow them functional flexibility, the evidence shows a damaging trend that keeps talent from living to their full potential. Over 60% claimed that they didn’t have proper flexibility even within the office to work productively, so it may be time for organizations to begin considering occupancy management systems in order to help their team members feel and become more effective.

Converging tech will help us construct the buildings of the future.

Graeme Wright gives a brief overview of how tech will become deeply engrained into our future construction methods and building monitoring. With smart meters, BIM, and “The emergence of the smart building,” Wright believes that the convergence is a “no-brainer” and will help build a better future.

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