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How to deal with the endless workplace options?

newsViewpoints / Oct 02, 2018 / Philip Fels

How to deal with the endless workplace options?

Agile working equals 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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The science behind concentration areas

newsViewpoints / Oct 08, 2018 / Jip Eilbracht

The science behind concentration areas

The new way of work and innovations in technology are requiring people to multitask more and more often. By having multiple sources of information available, we are constantly challenging our mental capacity.

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

newsViewpoints / 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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The science behind the habit

newsViewpoints / Aug 27, 2018 / Philip Fels

The science behind the habit

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

newsViewpoints / Aug 16, 2018 / Philip Fels

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 software systems are essential to structure the distribution of these buildings. 

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The science behind a happy workplace

newsViewpoints / Aug 29, 2018 / Philip Fels

The science behind a happy workplace

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

newsViewpoints / Aug 04, 2015 / Philip Fels

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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What are your biggest privacy concerns?

newsViewpoints / Sep 14, 2018 / Philip Fels

What are your biggest privacy concerns?

Systems like Mapiq 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.

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The rise of the smart building

newsViewpoints / Sep 18, 2018 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / 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

newsViewpoints / Jul 04, 2018 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / Jul 03, 2015 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / May 20, 2015 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / Jan 07, 2016 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / Jan 03, 2017 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / Feb 03, 2018 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / Aug 23, 2018 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / Oct 31, 2018 / Philip Fels

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

newsViewpoints / Nov 14, 2018 / Anne Wernand

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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