Problems With Occupancy Reports? You’re Doing It Wrong

Workplace occupancy reports: how’s that going?

Business-Intelligence-WhiteWhat’s your level of frustration with your workplace occupancy reports?

A.  Just fine, thank you. They give me everything I need.
B.  I’m uneasy basing my decisions on them.
C.  Annoyed with what I’m getting and embarrassed to show them to anyone.
D.  I’m tearing my hair out as we speak.

Since you’re reading this, chances are you’re in the B to D range (or even all the way to Z). If so, your frustration with occupancy reports is understandable. After all, there’s a lot riding on the CRE plans and decisions you’re making every day. There’s the cost of long-term leases and all those empty desks, for one thing. Not to mention your reputation and your inability to move toward modern workplaces that better support your business.

Without accurate and actionable information from your occupancy reports, you probably feel like you’re flying blind. As a result, your decisions concerning your CRE portfolio may not be working out as you hoped they would. You are likely facing low occupancy rates, lots of wasted space, and business units that are just as frustrated as you are.

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Serraview Welcomes Jo-Anne Mann as Global Head of Client Success

MELBOURNE, Australia – September 26, 2016 – Serraview, a leader in workplace management and optimization solutions, is pleased to announce that Jo-Anne Mann has joined the firm as Global Head of Client Success. The jo-anneappointment comes as the firm continues its expansion beyond APAC and North America to serve the global market, and addresses corporations’ increasing desire to transition to modern, agile workplaces.

Jo brings over 15 years of experience in corporate real estate. Most recently she served as Executive Manager, Customer Relationship Management for Suncorp’s Corporate Real Estate Division, where she provided expertise in the design and delivery of workplace management solutions aligned to the group’s strategic business plans. Jo was also responsible for delivering Suncorp’s agile working initiative.

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Scenario Planning Tools Simplify Workplace Optimization

Space-Planning-and-Utilization-WhiteA couple of months back, Ian Morley discussed workplace optimization on the award-winning business program, Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®. He shared that many corporations are wasting 50 percent or more of the space in their real estate portfolios. Kathy wanted to know, “why is workplace optimization so challenging?”

Watch the interview: Serraview’s Workplace Management Software Success Stories Featured on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®

Here’s one of the key reasons: there are many time-consuming steps involved in making even the smallest improvements to a company’s use of space.

Simply moving a few teams around on one floor is a complex project that can take weeks or even months to plan and execute successfully. Re-stacking an entire building is vastly more complicated, potentially involving hundreds of teams and thousands of people. The idea of optimizing your company’s work space on a city, region or even global level can seem truly overwhelming.

Even the most experienced space planners will agree that optimizing space on a large scale is a monumental task without using modern scenario planning tools.

Just like a home space planning tool lets you test your ideas for rearranging the living room without moving furniture, the best corporate scenario planning tools also allow you to test your ideas on a floor, building, or even region-wide scale without the heavy lifting.

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VIDEO: Creating Corporate Real Estate Reports

Even with well-designed and useful space management reports, there will be times when you’d like to tweak those reports to better suit the needs of your business. Luckily, Serraview’s Customer Support team has access to our proprietary Report Builder tool that makes creating/tailoring custom reports designed to support Corporate Real Estate a breeze. Oona McManus demonstrates doing so with both table-style and graphical reports.

 

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Why Bed Checks for Commercial Space Planning Are So Yesterday

Space-Planning-and-Utilization-WhiteStill relying on manual audits or “bed checks” to collect occupancy data for your commercial space planning? We don’t need to tell you it’s inefficient, but you’re losing more than you think without a modern workplace management tool.

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