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How to deal with the endless workplace options?

news Viewpoint / Oct 02, 2018 / Anne Wernand

How to deal with the endless workplace options?

Activity-based working environments equal more freedom in making your own choices regarding workplaces. However, we are now at the crossroads where we can ask ourselves to which extent everyone benefits from the endless workplace options.

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Well-being at the office, more than you might imagine...

news Viewpoint / Sep 05, 2018 / Philip Fels

Well-being at the office, more than you might imagine...

What do you think affects your well-being at work the most? When I started my graduation project at Mapiq, I thought well-being was all about moving more, eating healthy, and seeking good air and light. It didn’t take long for me to realize that there’s actually much more to well-being than that.

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What science says about workplace habits

news Viewpoint / Aug 27, 2018 / Anne Wernand

What science says about workplace habits

Employees who are resistant to change can make implementations a challenge. So how do you implement a new workplace strategy, a new software tool, or even move a desk without upsetting employees?

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SaaS is the foundation of multi-tenancy buildings

news Viewpoint / Aug 16, 2018 / Anne Wernand

SaaS is the foundation of multi-tenancy buildings

In the future, we’ll see a rise in so-called “multi-tenant buildings”. Centralized and integrated office platforms are essential to structure the distribution of these buildings.

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What science says about happy workplaces

news Viewpoint / Aug 29, 2018 / Anne Wernand

What science says about happy workplaces

Using an innovative wearable device, researchers are uncovering new insights into what really makes for productive, happy employees. Interesting article from Adam Piore about research by Waber.

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Finding a Balance Jörgen Verstralen

news Viewpoint / Aug 04, 2015 / Anne Wernand

Finding a Balance Jörgen Verstralen

In this category, we will focus on employees and the contradictions they encountered over the course of their careers in regards to their workplace. We will look at the developments in activity-based working through their eyes.

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3 myths about privacy at smart offices

news Viewpoint / Sep 14, 2018 / Esmee van Vliet

3 myths about privacy at smart offices

Smart offices can provide employees with a more comfort. However, they also spark the privacy debate. Employees have doubts and fears when it comes to ‘tracking systems’ on the work floor. So let's clear up some myths.

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The rise of the smart building

news Viewpoint / Sep 18, 2018 / Jip Eilbracht

The rise of the smart building

Through the course of the centuries, various components of buildings have been developed and embellished. These days, buildings are a complex combination of structures, systems and technology. We call them ‘smart buildings’.

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Key insights when switching to ABW

news Viewpoint / Sep 20, 2018 / Jip Eilbracht

Key insights when switching to ABW

The switch to activity-based working often largely consists of technological and office modifications. Employees, however, must be capable of effectively adapting their behavior. Only once their behavior changes, the innovative buildings, and technological developments can be optimally utilized.

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The science behind behavioural change

news Viewpoint / Jul 04, 2018 / Jip Eilbracht

The science behind behavioural change

It is not easy to motivate people to participate in change. The psychological theory of planned behaviour developed by Fishbein and Ajzen, explains this by linking behaviour to beliefs.

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Finding a Balance Joost Porrio

news Viewpoint / Jul 03, 2015 / Jip Eilbracht

Finding a Balance Joost Porrio

In this category, we will focus on employees and the contradictions they encountered over the course of their careers in regards to their workplace. We will look at the developments in activity-based working through their eyes.

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Finding a Balance Jorien Kaper

news Viewpoint / May 20, 2015 / Jip Eilbracht

Finding a Balance Jorien Kaper

In this category, we will focus on employees and the contradictions they encountered over the course of their careers in regards to their workplace. We will look at the developments in activity-based working through their eyes.

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The trends of 2016

news Viewpoint / Jan 07, 2016 / Jip Eilbracht

The trends of 2016

2015. It has been a good year for Mapiq. New clients, new partners and more importantly; more happy employees. Even though the past can teach us many things, looking towards the future is just as important. Because of this, our team has made some predictions about developments in the workplace.

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The trends of 2017

news Viewpoint / Jan 03, 2017 / Wendy Bakker

The trends of 2017

2017. Mapiq is positioned right in the middle of the thrilling Smart Building playing field… The predictions say that smart buildings global facility services revenue will grow from $625 million in 2015 to more than $8 billion in 2021. What are going to be the trends in the Smart Building world?

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The trends of 2018

news Viewpoint / Feb 03, 2018 / Wendy Bakker

The trends of 2018

2018. That was a good one. Our new years resolution is thereby off course: keep doing what we’re doing! So we kick of with our tradition ‘Trend Blog in January” and take a peek into the future of the smart building playing field. These are the most important trends and focus-points in 2018 accord...

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Why we spend a third of our lives at work

news Viewpoint / Aug 23, 2018 / Jip Eilbracht

Why we spend a third of our lives at work

At Mapiq we’re always consumed with the question of how people work. In our everlasting journey in finding an answer to that question, the design team visited the exposition 'Why Work' at FotoDok in Utrecht. 

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Big data for facility managers

news Viewpoint / Oct 31, 2018 / Jip Eilbracht

Big data for facility managers

In order to create the ideal work environment for yourself and employees, you need big data. It’s what feeds the smart office, enabling a responsive environment capable of adjusting to the needs of all occupants.

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Collaboration, an essential component for data analysis

news Viewpoint / Nov 14, 2018 / Jip Eilbracht

Collaboration, an essential component for data analysis

The smooth working routine of a smart office doesn’t just magically happen. How do we actually get the data that will be useful to analyse? We can’t just grab numbers from separate systems and display them. The solution is beyond technology. The smart office ideal is a collaboration between techn...

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Visualisation of data

news Viewpoint / Dec 04, 2018 / Anne Wernand

Visualisation of data

What insights can data give you? How do you start? After the data is collected and all in one place, you’re faced with the question: how can you actually use it? As in many things, seeing is believing. The visualisation of data can change numbers into actionable items. In this blog, we take a loo...

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Foster positive relationships to enhance well-being

news Viewpoint / Mar 13, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

Foster positive relationships to enhance well-being

Optimizing a work environment to enhance well-being can yield many rewards. Among the benefits are increased engagement and improved collaboration. One key way to enhance well-being in the workplace is to foster positive relationships.

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The trends of 2019

news Viewpoint / Jan 10, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

The trends of 2019

It’s that predicting time of year again, where companies and influencers look ahead to the coming twelve months. Smart building trends are developing faster than ever and here at Mapiq, we are right in the thick of it leading the way. Here are some trends we see becoming dominant in smart facilit...

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The ineffective meeting effect: the nightmare of every facility manager

news Viewpoint / Feb 06, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

The ineffective meeting effect: the nightmare of every facility manager

As a facility manager, there is nothing you want more than a happy and productive workforce. Supporting meetings is a big part of that. On average, an employee spends 33% of their time in meetings, of which 31 hours in unproductive ones! If facilities aren't on point, these numbers will take an e...

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The benefits of a smart building platform to facility management

news Viewpoint / Feb 18, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

The benefits of a smart building platform to facility management

We looked at the downside of meetings and what its consequences are in terms of costs, time and user happiness. In this second part of the series, we delve deeper into smart solutions for effective room booking, and along with that: efficient facility management.

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Having friends at work boosts productivity and well-being

news Viewpoint / Apr 08, 2019 / Daan Edelkoort

Having friends at work boosts productivity and well-being

The research is clear. Having friends at work boosts productivity, retention, and well-being. But making friends at work can be harder than it seems, especially in large, flexible workplaces. In this piece, I discuss how organizations can use technology to make it easier for new and existing empl...

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Mapiq's perfect meeting rooms

news Viewpoint / Mar 14, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

Mapiq's perfect meeting rooms

The past few weeks we have been talking about how you should arrange your perfect meetings. We focussed on the effect of ineffective meetings, the ROI of ad hoc room booking and how your workspace should match your activities. To wrap up on a personal note we want to give you a peek into our offi...

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Get rid of no-shows in meeting rooms

news Viewpoint / Mar 01, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

Get rid of no-shows in meeting rooms

Today’s office is an energetic environment, where unplanned meetings should have become the norm. However, we still see people using this flexible space in a way that just isn’t that effective. At Mapiq we believe that a dynamic workplace needs ad hoc meetings to thrive.  Let's see why and how.

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How to improve meeting room utilisation?

news Viewpoint / Mar 18, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

How to improve meeting room utilisation?

When office space is limited, and the workplace population is high, meeting room utilisation will not be at its best. As a facility manager or IT person, there's a lot you can do to improve it. So far, we've looked at the benefits of a smart building platform and the ROI of ad hoc room booking. H...

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Millennials, the secret weapon in the War for Talent

news Viewpoint / Apr 24, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

Millennials, the secret weapon in the War for Talent

Millennials are now playing the biggest role in the War for Talent. To win this war you must first understand your target. This campaign, which we could call “War for Talent: Millennial Edition” will help you understand the workplace needs and behaviors of a generation that's so full of promise.

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4 tips to help millennials focus

news Viewpoint / May 01, 2019 / Jip Eilbracht

4 tips to help millennials focus

By the time it’s 2020 over a third of the workforce consists of millennials like me. If they can’t focus, well, let’s just say we’ll have a small problem. Read along to discover where the issue lies and how to provide your millennial workers with the means and matters to rediscover their focus.

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Millennials and corporate social responsibility

news Viewpoint / May 15, 2019 / Anne Wernand

Millennials and corporate social responsibility

With more and more millennials entering the job market, winning the war for talent on this end can be quite the challenge. To millennials, it’s not only how a workplace looks and if there is a great lunch. It has to do with something more. One of the main ingredients of happy millennial workers i...

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How technology can help the work-life balance

news Viewpoint / Jun 05, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

How technology can help the work-life balance

From the managers' perspective, technology in the workspace kills productivity. Especially when we're considering millennials: growing up with distraction all around, finding time to focus can be hard. Technology makes the fine line between work and life even thinner. During work time, millennial...

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This is how you win the war for talent

news Viewpoint / Jun 16, 2019 / Esmee van Vliet

This is how you win the war for talent

The past few weeks we’ve looked into the war for millennial-talent. Our conclusion? Attracting and retaining talent has become a pretty hard job. There are so many things to consider as an employer! Think of the right technology to help the work-life balance of the easily distracted millennial, t...

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