What's the difference between distributed and remote-first work?
Learn the difference between remote work strategies, and how companies combine the best of both worlds without dropping their office.
How these 5 companies are approaching flexible work in 2021
After months of navigating remote work, we know that many employees are interested in some level of working from the office. The pandemic has given the flexible work movement a much-needed boost, but also revealed the things we enjoy about the office: community, collaboration, even just a change of scenery. Here’s how a few companies are moving forward in the New Year and what we’re planning for at Robin in 2021 and beyond.
What is "hybrid work" and what role will it play in 2021 and beyond?
We walk through what hybrid work is, why it's emerged as a critical workplace strategy, and how to implement it for your workplace in 2021 and beyond.
Office hoteling: A workplace strategy built for flexible and hybrid working
In the wake of COVID-19, flexibility and hybrid workplace models are on the rise. One key strategy to make those models possible? Office and desk hoteling. In this blog post, you'll learn how office hoteling can help adapt to a changing workforce that’s doesn’t always need a permanent office to be productive, but when they do come in, it should be safe and easy to find a spot to work.
Why it's time to switch to activity-based work (and how to get started)
We break down what activity-based work is, why it's beneficial to your people and your company's bottom line, and how to get started (hint: it may be time to revisit your office design, policies, and technology).
The opt-in office: Three predictions for the workplace after COVID-19
As we look to the future of work and the workplace, we also have some predictions about how work will look and feel, what the distinction between “office” and “workplace" really means, and how we will balance work and life responsibilities in the new employment landscape.
Hot desking done right: Why you should try this dynamic seating strategy
Hot desking allows organizations to take a more fluid approach to their space needs, better address the evolving nature of work, and give employees just what they need at the time they need it without expending floor space and money on desks that may only be occupied part-time. BUT, this only happens with a solid flexible work strategy and the software to power that plan. We dive into how to hot desk the right way.
Conference room setup checklists for the post-pandemic office
Meeting rooms aren't going anywhere. The main reason employees want to come back to the office is to meet with their colleagues and to socialize. So, we created post-pandemic conference room setup checklists to make them safe and effective spaces for your people.
Return to office survey results: Should your company be remote-first?
Based on their own return to work survey data and findings from external organizations around “the greatest remote work experiment of all time”, workplace teams can look into what would work best for their office after COVID-19. Most importantly, how big of a part should remote play in your return to work plan?
Experts imagine a more flexible workplace in the wake of COVID-19
We talked to workplace experience experts about what they believe the transition back to the office will look like. Suddenly, a more flexible workplace strategy doesn’t seem so far-reaching, even for the most traditional enterprises.
Office management in 2020: Creating an adaptable workplace experience employees can thrive in
In this Q/A with Office Manager at thoughtbot, Larissa Lam, we talk about emerging trends in office management, how office managers are the glue keeping workplace teams together, and how her responsibilities are changing with new WFH initiatives.