Blog June 18, 2021

4 ways to build a better office with MRI Workplace Central

By Chris Vroman

As the vaccine rollout continues and real estate occupiers across the globe are assessing local health and safety requirements, everyone – from employees to landlords – is asking the same question. When and how will companies bring people back into the office? Answering that question requires finding a solution for the return to work that prioritizes the needs of the business and of its employees. No one office will return the same way, and for that reason, businesses need to have a solid plan in place to address those who wish to work onsite full time and those who are more productive working remotely.

We understand that workplaces are about driving productivity and collaboration, which is why we’re introducing MRI Workplace Central, a set of solutions that enable occupiers to create a safe, flexible work environment that empowers employees to make optimal use of your workplace. Workplace Central can be your one-stop shop for bringing employees back into you’re the office and manage your space requirements as the needs of your business change.

Plan for the right reopening

As one survey showed, most occupiers are planning on bringing their workforce back gradually, with some remaining in their work-from-home schedules full time. Maximize your office space with Workplace Central by easily planning your new occupancy floor plans and return-to-office scenarios to ensure a safe and successful reopening.

When employees come back to the office, they can return to a workplace that is designed specifically for collaboration across teams, whether those teams are in-office or working remotely.

Track who’s on site with presence management

Workplace management isn’t just about office layouts – it’s about establishing clear lines of direction on where employees are supposed to go, having established procedures for visitors, and booking desks for employees working on a hybrid schedule. Gain visibility into who’s on site with solutions that let you fully track the people coming into your building, from visitors to contractors and even full-time employees.

For those who might not spend every day of the week in the office, this means utilizing booking technologies that let them reserve a desk for themselves, schedule a meeting room, and allow visitors into set parts of the premises – all from a mobile application.

Modify the space to suit your needs

The pandemic hasn’t just caused a shift in market trends. It’s completely changed the way we think about office space. The workplace will need to be constantly flexible and open to reinvention based on the needs and desires of its employees. Workplace Central gives you a full view of real time and historical trends to highlight shifts in usage and adjust layouts to meet changing demands for space.

As more employees return to the office and use the space over longer periods of time, you’ll gain a better understanding of how the space is being used. With this knowledge, Workplace Central can enable you to readjust your original plan to better meet evolving space needs, whether that means adding room for collaboration or removing desks.

Optimize your office with usage data

While changes will always need to be made to accommodate your employees, you also need a workspace management tool that gives you greater insight into how changes to your office are impacting the business and how your leases might need to be adjusted as requirements continue to change. Workplace Central lets you leverage reliable, strategic insight into your reconfigured workplace to identify areas of improvement and lease re-evaluation, utilizing AI-powered lease abstraction.

Learn more about how you can utilize Workplace Central to the benefit of your business and your employees in this webinar.

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