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This past Friday, Robin observed Juneteenth. Our CEO Sam Dunn challenged the team to read, learn, and listen. Sam shared his personal Juneteeth reflection and Robin's long-term commitments for change in a company-wide email. Read it here.
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?
Best practices for social distancing in the workplace
Check out our best practices for social distancing in the workplace from change management guidelines to tips on reworking your floor plan to help keep your people safe and healthy while still giving them an outlet to work collaboratively.
Communication best practices for returning to the office after COVID-19
Employee apprehension will be high when it comes time to return to the office after COVID-19. The best way to combat that is through clear, predictable communication around high anxiety topics like physical distancing, interpersonal interactions, and remote work expectations.
Four-phase framework for returning to the office
As the response to COVID-19 continues to unfold across the country, one thing is certain: getting back into the office won’t happen as rapidly as getting out did. Based on the national and local guidelines, we mapped out a four-phased approach for returning to the office.
Software implementation: Everything you need to know about onboarding with Robin
In this week's Q&A series, we cover what you can expect throughout Robin implementation and onboarding including timeline, customer success manager support, how we help you convert your existing floor plan, and more.
What's the ideal conference room setup? A quick guide to implementing effective meeting room design
It's easy to have bad meetings. Any number of variables — technology, equipment, length, number of attendees, acoustics, etc — can affect the outcome of a meeting. With the right conference room set up with intentional design and the right equipment and policies, you can set up your employees for successful meetings. In this quick guide, we walk through what to consider for an ideal conference room setup.
Tech execs weigh in on the workplace post-COVID-19
Mid-April our own leader Sam Dunn joined forces with CEO’s Eric Graham at CrowdComfort and Dan Ryan at VergeSense to share their perspectives on the workplace industry during this unprecedented time and help us all start tackling the new world of work.
How to plan your office seating chart using physical distancing
COVID-19 has taught us that many people don’t need an office to do their work. To help support a long-term workplace vision, we’re investing in a few ways to simplify the process of testing new office seating chart arrangements with flexibility and physical distancing using our desk management software.
Office safety checklist: Creating healthy spaces with an office cleaning plan
Whether engaging in maintenance cleaning, or CDC-advised disinfection for COVID-19, you’ll need the right equipment, a solid plan, and a team. This office cleaning checklist is the best first step to help create an office safety plan.
Employee experience survey template: From work from home to the workplace after COVID-19
This employee survey template helps uncover what did and didn’t work well for employees in their work from home setups and what they want to see in the workplace when they return. These results will help prioritize what people need to be productive and comfortable in the workplace after COVID-19.
Preparing the office: Three priorities for companies returning after COVID-19
We brought workplace experts from different industries together to talk about strategies for returning to a post-COVID-19 office. While no two transitions will look exactly alike, listen to the three priorities that stood out across organizations in this video.
What “opening up America again” means for reopening the office
Yesterday the USA previewed the first national guidelines for how the return to office would unfold. They aren’t complete, but the themes emerging indicate companies will need to make big changes to how they operate for the mid-term.
Simplify the transition to flexible work with desk management tools
For teams planning for the transition back to the office, Robin’s enhanced desk and space management tool can help make that process easier by saving hours (even days) of manual work. Using a flexible strategy to limit density in the office, skip the spreadsheet and update the office floor plan in one sitting, with a simple-to-use office seating chart on an interactive map.
Getting the office ready now for the return to work later
With their teams safely out of the office and plugged in remotely brings the opportunity for workplace teams to plan a smooth transition for when it comes time to go back to the office. Our team of workplace experts and virtual tools to map out new floor plans and seating arrangements are here to help.
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.
How to make your office safer for everyone during COVID-19
As champions of great work experiences, we want to help everyone stay healthy while sharing common workspaces. Here are some recommended tips for office safety, health and sanitization during COVID-19.
Conference room display solutions to bring your meetings to the next level
As technology becomes more and more ingrained in the modern workplace, conference room display solutions that make for seamless meeting experiences inside AND outside the meeting are key. We walk through what to consider for meeting room signage and displays and how to get started with them in your office.
How to support introverts in the workplace from our introverted CEO’s perspective
Our CEO, Sam Dunn, a self-professed introvert and lover of all things workplace, took the time to write from his own perspective about what it's like being an introvert in an open office and the design tactics to incorporate into the workplace to help introverts thrive.
Four things to add to your company’s employee engagement survey
To truly understand how well your office space, tech, and policies serve your people, you need to craft an employee engagement survey.
Mother’s rooms and the importance of inclusive workplace design: A conversation with Mamava
We recently spoke with Mamava about mother’s rooms at work and inclusive workplace design. Their CEO and CRO shared insights about the rising call for inclusivity for working moms and the necessary conversations employers must have to support mothers as they head back to work.
Meeting room booking systems: The key to an efficient office
Meeting room booking systems are essential for workplace teams looking to help their employees get the most out of their office. We outline common challenges employees face without a booking system as well as key features to consider when looking into one for your office.
Why your office should use a meeting room booking app to handle no-shows and double-bookings
Looking for a better way to manage meeting spaces in your office? Look no further than the humble meeting room app. We dive into what to look for in a meeting room booking system and how to get started.
Facilities management trends in 2020: Creating an employee-centric workplace
In this Q/A, we hear about the latest trends in facility management and how today’s FM professionals strive to create a stellar, employee-centric workplace experience. We interviewed Zack Farrar, IFMA Member and Facilities Manager at Jacob’s Engineering.