Entries by crowdcomfort

The “Invisible Office” is the “Comfy Office”

  For better or worse, the buildings in which we work tend to be among the most important structures of our lives. Here, we’ll channel creativity, perseverance, and passion into our lives’ callings. And, here, we’ll make some of our closest friends, share many of our most memorable moments, and—quite likely—whittle away long, mundane hours. […]

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Stagnant Feedback equals Stagnant Thought in Architecture

  We have a tremendous admiration for architects—the men and women who literally design comfort, usefulness, and beauty into the buildings we use every day. Their form of creation is raw and tethered only to the constraints of materials, budgets, and their imagination. Good architecture can change everything about a business; bad architecture can do […]

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The Virtual Worth of the Virtual Office

  As we said last week, we are approaching the age of the “Oculus Office.” However, before we start assuming that this is truly a powerful trend, we should know how much investment is already in “Virtual Tech” and Smart Buildings right? Well, the answer can be easily found, and may shock you.   According to Digi-Capital,  the […]

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Facility Managers and “Digital Care”

    As discussed last week, we’re observing a consistent trend in business: the shift from physical spaces to digital ones. Nonetheless, it’s important to note that the office isn’t disappearing—it’s just being reformed from a wider range of building blocks (spanning both bricks and pixels). For facility managers, this means that future success will be […]

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Safety Speaks: Why Communication is Key for Safe Workspaces

  While some might suggest that facility managers should be primarily “behind-the-scenes” (until something breaks), we couldn’t disagree more. In fact, our experience shows that the best facilities are often those which actively encourage dialogue between employees and facility managers. Beyond merely procuring comfortable working conditions, this communication is of paramount importance for maintaining a […]

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Care for Critiques with your CMS

  CMS, or “content management systems,” are the industry standard in digital property management. The tools that CMS provide for users improves organization, responsiveness, and overall maintenance of properties.  So for you building managers, ask yourselves this: what makes for a good CMS?   What are the attributes that make for a good system to […]

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There’s Serious Substance in Strong Building Safety (Part 2)

    In a previous post, we outlined a four general ways in which personal safety can be compromised by both internal, external, and natural forces:   Physical harm caused by the building and its utilities Disasters (natural and artificial), such as tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires Third-party crimes, such as theft, defacement of property, and […]

There’s Serious Substance in Strong Safety (Part 1)

  There are few aspects more important for a workplace than safety. In fact, one might argue that it’s a foundational need for any building—the sort of thing that necessarily must come before other pursuits such as comfort and efficiency. Indeed, neither efficiency nor comfort are truly possible (or even meaningful) if a tenant’s personal […]