Author: Exis Team

Open Office vs Closed Office Space – What are the Pros and Cons?

When deciding what type of office space works best for your organization, you are most often deciding between an open office vs closed office space – which is better for your team? Ultimately this will depend on the needs of your company and role of the employees. Open plan spaces can more easily lend themselves…

Strategies to Build Better Professional Connections

The ability to build professional relationships is at the basis of success – they can translate into new business opportunities, references, more engaged clients and happier employees.  Building professional relationships and staying connected with your network takes time and work. Here are a few tips on how to build better professional relationships, remotely and in-person. …

Emerging Real Estate Trends in North America in 2023

PwC in collaboration with Urban Land Institute have launched the annual ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate’ paper for 2023. The publication provides an outlook on real estate investment and development trends.  In this blog we look at some key takeaways for North American cities from their report. For the full report visit PwC website.  Workplace…

Top 5 Meeting Scheduling Tools for Your Next Hybrid Meeting

Take the hassle out of managing your next hybrid meeting with these top 5 tools to make the process more efficient.  Doodle  This is a great software for scheduling meetings with groups of people. Instead of several email exchanges, you can ask participants to pick dates and time they’re available. An added bonus is that…

Occupancy Sensor Technology

Hybrid work environments have put more stress on occupancy rate of offices and buildings. As more employees work from home, at least on a part-time basis, a lot of space can become underutilized. Therefore employers are becoming more concerned about occupancy rates, and how to measure them effectively.  Occupancy rate, or percent occupancy, is the…

How to ensure you get the right meeting room for your hybrid meeting

Hybrid work is the norm for many organizations across the globe. Offices need to be flexible, easily accessible and productive in order to meet their changing roles in the life of employees and the organization.  A hybrid environment comes with challenges of maintaining productivity and a collaborative environment, where good communication is practiced between both…

7 KPIs Every Growing Business Should Track

For a business to grow and thrive, it’s important that it monitors its different aspects and departments, from sales and marketing, to finance and operations. That’s where Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) come in.  KPIs are a type of performance measurement. They are quantifiable business metrics that track your organization’s progress towards achieving its goals.  Setting…

Is There a Generational Divide When it Comes to Return to the Office?

Work from home (WHF) is not a new concept, nor just a response to the pandemic. The WFH  trend began gaining momentum a few years before the pandemic hit. Many companies were offering work-from-home days, as benefits to employees, who saw it as an opportunity to improve their work-life balance and reduce their commute time. …

History of the Office

Prior to the pandemic for most of us the office was where we spent the majority of our time. Yet, to many the history of the office space is a mystery.  The office has a very long and varied history and it can tell us how the workforce and businesses evolved to stay competitive. Below…