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Smiota’s Top 5 Articles of 2020

in Commercial Building Development, Corporate Facilities Management, Libraries, Multifamily Building Development, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems, Retail, Student Housing Management, Supply Chain Management

With the COVID-19 pandemic on everyone’s minds in 2020, smart lockers became a more critical feature in offices, housing, and retail. They also entered new territories, providing a contactless way for communities to protect their workers, deliver resources, and so much more.  Our most-read articles from 2020 capture a year of challenges, changes, and opportunities. #1 Smart Lockers Provide Safe, … Read More

Home / Resources / These Touchless Technologies Are Shaping the Office of Tomorrow

These Touchless Technologies Are Shaping the Office of Tomorrow

in Commercial Building Development, Corporate Facilities Management

This year we’ve seen rapid adoption and evolution of technology to support safe and healthy work environments. A major goal of all this innovation is to create a contact-free experience that  allows users to avoid interacting closely with others and touching shared surfaces. Think about how many contact points employees encounter from car to cubicle — the doors they enter, … Read More

Home / Resources / Enhance the Employee Experience With These Smart Tech Tools

Enhance the Employee Experience With These Smart Tech Tools

in Corporate Facilities Management

It’s no secret that technology is the key to thriving in an ever-changing world. And 2020 has been a year of rapid technology adoption across industries.  This year has also shifted the expectations of employees. Whether they’re still working remotely on occasion or have returned to the office full-time, health, safety, and convenience are at the top of their minds. … Read More

Home / Resources / 5 Solutions to Ease Remote Work Challenges

5 Solutions to Ease Remote Work Challenges

in Corporate Facilities Management

Remote work is here to stay.  What started as a temporary measure has become a permanent movement for many businesses. More than half of executives intend to allow their office employees to work from home at least one day a week post-pandemic. And employees prefer the option, too — 72% would welcome the opportunity to continue working out of the … Read More

Home / Resources / Building a Resilient Supply Chain

Building a Resilient Supply Chain

in Corporate Facilities Management, Supply Chain Management

Recent times have put supply chain integrity and flexibility to the test. Only 21% of supply chain professionals say they already have a resilient network. But that will change — more than half expect to boost their resiliency within the next two or three years.   Having a resilient supply chain allows companies to quickly recover from disruption. Well-equipped businesses can … Read More

Home / Resources / How Package Lockers Help Facilitate No-Contact Onboarding for New Hires

How Package Lockers Help Facilitate No-Contact Onboarding for New Hires

in Corporate Facilities Management

In today’s new normal, hiring managers are conducting interviews virtually, sending out digital paperwork, and requiring employees to complete online training courses. But what happens when new hires need to visit the office or pick up items required for the job?  Easy to use smart lockers provide safe, contactless transactions to quickly prepare employees for the first day on the … Read More

Home / Resources / 5 Office Modifications That Support Social Distancing

5 Office Modifications That Support Social Distancing

in Commercial Building Development, Corporate Facilities Management

As employees start returning to the workplace, they’ll probably notice some changes to their office spaces and business procedures — specifically when it comes to keeping a safe distance from their clients and coworkers. Below are a few ways office buildings can adapt to encourage social distancing and prevent the spread of pathogens. Spaced seating and more barriers To follow … Read More

Home / Resources / Ways to Promote Social Distancing When Reopening Your Business

Ways to Promote Social Distancing When Reopening Your Business

in Corporate Facilities Management, Retail

When it comes time to reopen your restaurant or store, it probably won’t look like business as usual. The pandemic has prompted business owners to put some safety precautions in place to prevent the spread of disease. So even though doors are starting to open, practices like stringent sanitation and social distancing aren’t going anywhere. To help retail and dining … Read More

Home / Resources / Which Modern Corporate Technologies Are Worth the Investment?

Which Modern Corporate Technologies Are Worth the Investment?

in Corporate Facilities Management

If you have the right technology on your side, you’ll be rewarded with significant savings and profits. But there’s no shortage of technologies out there, and it can be overwhelming to wade through all the options and find the best investments for your commercial facility.  Here are some tips for selecting the ideal tech for your property and determining what … Read More

Home / Resources / 5 Workplace Amenities That Boost Property Profitability

5 Workplace Amenities That Boost Property Profitability

in Commercial Building Development, Corporate Facilities Management

There are a lot of office amenities that are nice to have — like fitness centers and rooftop gardens — but only some are worth paying more to rent.  Corporate tenants who are keeping their budgets in mind will prioritize properties with practical amenities. They’ll weigh the benefits of what will improve the workplace experience for their employees versus the … Read More