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.
The complete guide to employee health screenings in the workplace
Your complete guide to what health screenings typically consist of, the benefits that come with it for your office, and how your company can get started with one today.
We’re an official partner of Google Workspace, so teams can work together again
We’re thrilled to announce that Robin has teamed up with Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) to provide the perfect blend of meeting room functionality to workplaces all over the globe.
How my workplace pitch changed during COVID-19 as an Account Executive at Robin
Robin account executive, Nirvanna Lildharrie, walks through how she's seen the workplace conversation change since joining Robin in 2018 and her predictions for where she thinks workplace strategy is headed next.
Introducing desk analytics: Essential workplace engagement insights
Say hello to Robin's new desk analytics, essential workplace engagement insights to safely reopen an office and plan for new ways of work. As we enter an era of people-first and flexible work strategies, workplace teams need to be able to slice and dice data to understand how to best adapt their office space to how their people get their best work done.
A day in the office before and during COVID-19 with Robin and Openpath
With the help of a fellow workplace software partner, Openpath, we’re going to peel back the layers of change and think through what the workday looked like before and during COVID and outline how workplace teams have overcome new hurdles with the right tools.
Why a social distancing map should be part of your return to workplace plan
Social distancing maps are one of the best ways to get your office ready for people to come back in. With a map, people can easily see how they're supposed to interact with the office space and office admins can keep track of capacity and usage to maintain a safe workplace.
Learning from the workplace doctor: A conversation with Bertina Yen, MD, MPH, & VP of People
In this Q&A post, we cover Bertina’s thoughts from our recent webinar on topics ranging from crafting your unique reopening plans, getting started with a pilot program, supporting physical and psychological safety, and more. After all, it’s hard to find someone more qualified to speak about workplace planning during a global pandemic.
Why desk check-ins are a key piece of a flexible workplace strategy
The ability to check-in to a desk or cancel a booking may seem like a small detail, but it offers benefits for employees and workplace admins alike, wrapped into one simple workflow. We dive into why desk check-ins should be a key piece of every flexible workplace strategy.
Contactless technology: A back-to-office essential
Our friends at Kisi live and breathe contactless technology. We leaned in on their expertise with this guest post as they walk through how they see touchless tools playing a key role as organizations transition their employees back into the workplace.
Making the most of your office floor plan during COVID-19
As companies rethink how their workplaces support how their people work in the wake of COVID-19, it's important to start at the foundation: their office floor plan. We walk through how office design has changed over time and how to get the most out of your floor plan today.
Social distancing at work: A long term, back-to-office strategy
Returning to the workplace will be a gradual re-entry. One of the key safety concerns to form a strategy around is social distancing at work. We came up with tips for employees and organizations alike to make keeping safely distant a sustainable part of every back-to-office game plan.
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.
Office cleaning during COVID-19: Q&A with an expert
With companies prioritizing employee safety over everything, teams find themselves on an office cleaning learning curve. We teamed up with CEO and Co-founder of Onedesk to answer all of your cleaning questions.
Employee experience essentials: Health and safety guidelines for the post-pandemic office
The main hesitations employees have around returning to work anchor on health and safety. We laid out guidelines for temp checks, contact tracing, social distancing, and more to help instill confidence in your people so they feel comfortable returning to work.
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.
Introducing Robin Return, helping employees feel confident whenever they decide to head into the office
We’ve officially bundled a collection of our tools into Robin Return, making it simpler for companies to understand how we can support their unique return plan plus any longer term strategies.
No wandering, no wondering: Wayfinding solutions for the modern office
As technology becomes further integrated into the workday, intuitive office design and thoughtful wayfinding solutions are becoming more and more prevalent. Today, we’ll look at the components of good wayfinding solutions, learn more about its potential to improve both employer goals and employee experience, and explore the ways technology can make this process even easier.
Digital meeting room signage: A pillar of the modern office
Digital meeting room signage is essential in a modern, well-connected workplace. We'll walk through its benefits as well as some of the specific considerations you’ll need to make when choosing, installing, and integrating a room booking system in your office.
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.
Three approaches to going back to the office after COVID-19
The return to work will look different for every organization. We've seen a spectrum of approaches including already getting back in the office to a remote-first experience. What makes the most sense for your company?
Who’s on your return-to-office task force? You may be missing a key person
Who you have on your designated “Return Team” to manage the slow return to the office after COVID-19 is just as important as having a dedicated team at all. This post covers who needs to be involved and how responsibilities may change over time.