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A collection of thoughts and questions turned into blog posts

Planon regularly publishes blog posts on topics ranging from workplace management and compliance to the Internet of Things and Building Information Modelling. These quick reads are often educational, occasionally humorous, and always worth your time.

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Blogs | 03/19/2020
How having a “smart workplace” can assist with talent retention

Organizations must be “smart” about equipping their offices and meeting spaces with the right technological tools to meet their employees’ expectations around technology. 

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Blogs | 02/06/2020
How AI changes occupant experience

David Karpook explains in this blog post that we need to be very mindful of when, where, and how to give up or retain control regarding smart equipment in the workplace. 

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Blogs | 10/17/2019
The least popular meeting room is used the most!

Data is meaningless if you don’t know the context. Planon’s IWMS provides a lot of context, but it’s the facility manager who is familiar with the data who can interpret it and draw the right conclusions. 

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Blogs | 02/16/2017
BIM: Big Information Mess?

Because of its complexity, BIM technology has yet to be widely adopted, but industries such as facility management are starting to see its great potential. 

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Blogs | 02/09/2017
Are you ready for the Internet of Money?

Major technological advances, such as programmable, digital currencies; smart, self-executing and self-enforcing contracts; and ownerless block chain ledgers are all changing the way we look at money, and in turn, changing the way we conduct business. All industries will be affected by this new layer of the internet, often called the Internet of Money or the Internet of Value, but none has more potential to be transformed than real estate. 

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Blogs | 11/03/2016
Why having a choice in when and where to work matters

According to a Gensler research study, employees that are deemed "high-performing" have more of a say in when and where they work. 

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Blogs | 09/08/2016
Summer productivity…despite the office temperature

Armed with the right technology and reporting capabilities, Facility Managers can help manage building users' expectations and perceptions. 

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Blogs | 08/04/2016
Millennials are growing up too

As each new generation joins the workforce, they are scrutinized for their differences, but often these groups aren't so different from each other. 

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Blogs | 07/14/2016
Moving away from the traditional service desk

Integrating a service desk to handle requests related to FM, IT, and HR can bring many benefits, but only when the staff is trained properly. 

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Blogs | 06/23/2016
Productivity vs. The Pecking Order

Ideas come from people, not companies—and the best ideas emerge the quickest when people are free to communicate and collaborate. 

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Blogs | 06/16/2016
Revolution of the office nomads

Digital nomads are freelancers and entreprenuers who live and work wherever suits them best. All they need is a laptop and an internet connection. 

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Blogs | 05/04/2016
Does the Generation Gap Really Exist in the Workplace?

A recent study on the impact of the arrival of a new generation of employees in the workplace suggests that this upcoming “app generation” will not connect well with… 

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