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 Friday, October 15th, 2021, our Tjene team joined One Million Trees Mississauga for our third tree planting event. Our team was excited to take on the challenge of planting 10 more trees than our last tree planting event in 2019 at Mississauga's Dellwood Park. This year, we planted a total of 150 trees within an hour at Mississauga's Hawkins Glen Park, which brings us to a total of 468 planted trees to date!
On Saturday, September 18th, our Tjene team participated in our second beach volleyball tournament hosted by Heatwave to help fundraise for Childhood Cancer Research at SickKids. Many Toronto-based corporations came together at Woodbine Beach for a friendly competition between different corporate teams all with the goal to support the continual improvement of child healthcare at SickKids.
On February 2, 2021, our Managing Partner at Tjene, Calvin Yoa, will be interviewing the President of BASF Canada, Marcelo Lu at Holland Bloorview's fundraising initiative, Breakfast with the Board. Holland Bloorview's Catalyst Council hosts their second event for Breakfast with the Board, a speaker series to network and help raise funds for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.