Agilquest Blog

10 Things Managers are Afraid to Tell the CEO

Listen up, CEOs.  Here are 10 things middle managers want you to know, but are afraid to tell you… 10. Your corporate values don’t mean anything. Those corporate values you make your employees post in their workspace or wear on their security badge don’t mean anything if you’re not modeling the values yourself. Don’t encourage … Continue reading

New York Times Highlights Hoteling Success at GSA

Hoteling has become so popular with business and government that media like The New York Times have finally recognized this space-saving and people-pleasing technique as newsworthy. Hooray for hoteling and high-fives to the leaders at GSA, who are using AgilQuest’s OnBoard technology to make it easy! In the July 7th article, NYT interviews the executives … Continue reading

Is there a Generation Gap in the Modern Workplace?

The mobile workforce is rapidly expanding. More and more organizations are viewing flexibility, or flexi-work practices as a strategy, not as a perk. The market intelligence firm IDC estimates that worldwide mobile worker population will increase from just over 1 billion in 2010 to more than 1.3 billion by 2015. It is clear that the trend toward … Continue reading

Mobile Officing Powered by Enterprise Software

By John H. Vivadelli, President & CEO, AgilQuest Executive Summary Large enterprises are deploying mobile workers at a rapid pace – workers armed with laptops, PDAs, and cell phones. While this mobility allows today’s modern businesses to move quickly, it can also leave vacant office space languishing unused. This office space is often the second … Continue reading

Smart Buildings Save Money and Improve Productivity

You know that efficiencies save money, but did you also know they can turn office buildings into both an economical and sustainable place where employees will love to work. Smart buildings are all about improving efficiency by eliminating redundancies, using less energy and automating systems This frees up office space and resources, which help make employees more … Continue reading

Gov. Agencies Save With Resource Scheduling Software

The mandate for government agencies to create a more mobile workforce has led to the implementation of new technology to manage these changes efficiently and carry out cost-effective and sustainable solutions. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is a great example of how resource reservation software is helping government agencies to meet the President’s goal … Continue reading

Office Space As An Extension Of Your Company Culture

What does your office space say about your corporate culture and strategy? Does it embrace flexibility to attract and retain today’s talent? Or is it more traditional? These are questions being asked with alternative officing on the rise. For many, the new goal for workspaces is to have a dynamic flexible space defined by the … Continue reading

How Office Hoteling Improves Emergency Preparedness

We have all participated in routine fire drills where everyone is made to leave the office building and go stand in a deemed ‘safe zone’. Then the head count begins. But what if some colleagues aren’t there because they are at a client, or if they were out sick? The safety officer is left scrambling. … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Craving Connection, by LifeMeetsWork

by Kyra Cavanaugh, LifeMeetsWork What is connection? Have the nature of our connections with each other changed over the last five years? I feel like they have. Work Connections Gone are the days of: Going out to lunch. In fact, no one even know when lunch is. The lunch hour as we used to know … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Designing for Agility

by Naomi Stanford, PhD During the past week someone alerted me to the Oxford Futures Forum. I’d not heard of it before but I’m constantly looking for perspectives and insights on what the future might hold. Since all organizations I work with are looking to be ‘agile’, ‘scalable up or down’, ‘adaptable’, ‘future fit’, and similar … Continue reading

Key Factors for Successful Smart Occupancy: Continuous, Consistent, Systematic Measurement

by John Vivadelli, CEO If management is impossible without measurement, then facility management is an oxymoron. Facilities cannot be managed without knowing actual occupancy continuously, consistently and systematically every day, in every work setting, throughout the entire portfolio. If management is impossible without measurement, then financial management is an oxymoron. Occupancy costs comprise 8% to 10% of a company’s … Continue reading

GSA’s New Floor Plan Eschews Desk-Jocky Culture

In response to the Washington Post Article: The federal office space of the future? GSA’s new floor plan eschews desk-jockey culture. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini is leading a transformation of the government’s workforce and workplace supported by AgilQuest’s Smart Occupancy technology and expertise. The real estate savings this article addresses is real – six leases eliminated … Continue reading

Measuring Utilization in Washington – What will actually get measured?

There is raft of new and interesting legislation being proposed in the House of Representatives to cut federal spending by reducing federal office space. One such bill, H.R. 26121: Public Building Savings and Reform Act of 2013, was introduced on July 8th by Reb. Lou Barletta [R-PA11]. Section 12 of this bill calls for the Administrator … Continue reading