In preparing the office space for a hybrid workplace model, companies will also need to reconsider their office space usage, as it may look different compared to pre-Covid times. Post-pandemic, employees may only come into the office two to three times a day for team collaboration, training or meeting with clients. In these cases, office spaces may shift from the traditional assigned seating plan to a hoteling model where all spaces like meeting rooms and workstations are available for anyone to reserve and work at. Working with a hoteling model, several companies have turned to implementing technology solutions that can help their employees easily coordinate and reserve available spaces at the office.
At this year's IBM THINK conference, our Managing Partner, Calvin Yoa and our client, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, share about the implementation of IBM TRIRIGA's technology solutions to aid their employees' return to work. The solution consisted of building multiple web applications to help their essential workers return to work efficiently, to return with ease, and most importantly, to return to work safely.
In our latest Tjene Talks, we continued the conversation with Aaron Graben, the President of Titan York, a Corporate Real Estate Brokerage, regarding another factor to consider as we prepare to go back to a shared office. In the interview, he shares his insights, and educates us on the current office rental trends and how they might impact the post-pandemic demand for office rentals within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Watch the full interview below for a deeper dive on where office rental demands are trending, and potentially how you as the employer can best understand and prepare for your team's back to work plan.
The two most popular deployment options in today's integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and On-Premises (OnPrem). In the process of learning and narrowing down the right IWMS solution, you as the decision maker, or being a part of the procurement team, may come to a fork in the road when asked, "Would you prefer SaaS or OnPrem"? You may be asking yourself, what are these acronyms and terms? What is the difference between the two?
On March 24th to 25th, IBM and Arrow are connecting B2B companies and clients by hosting a Connected Solutions Digital Experience Virtual Conference. The conference will include time for speed networking, roundtable sessions, and an interactive expo.
In our Tjene Talks series, Calvin Yoa our Managing Partner at Tjene had the opportunity to interview Harvard trained Ophthalmologist, CEO and Co-Founder of Bionic-i, Dr. Joseph Ma, on his solution in using UVC to sterilize the air we breathe within our spaces.
On April 28th, our Managing Partner, Calvin Yoa and our Business Development and Partnerships Director, Calvin Hariman hosted an IoT webinar on "Smart Buildings and IoT: How to Leverage IoT and IBM TRIRIGA". The webinar is now available online to watch on-demand.
As we mentioned in our last post there are plenty of negative effects of burning out and not having a balance between your "work life" and your "home life" (i.e. your life outside of work). In our WFH Series post no. 3 we talked about how staying busy can improve your mental health, specifically in the context of the mandated lockdown for COVID-19. Some people stay busy by working more, but our WFH Series post no. 4 aimed to make it clear that keeping busy all the time with work isn't healthy. So how can we stay busy with something in a healthy way? You guessed it, hobbies!
This coming month on June 1, 2021, marks Holland Bloorview's third Breakfast with the Board event with their guest speaker, Jason Rowe, the Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Canada. Rowe will be sharing his advice on topics around ignoring the noise, doing the work, and learning to believe in yourself - all while figuring out what you want to do with your life. Join our Tjene Team in attending this event for an opportunity to learn, network, and fundraise for the children, families and staff at Holland Bloorview.