Serraview: 8 Workplace statistics make you rethink space planning


What we think of as the “traditional office” (clusters of cubicles in the center of a space, surrounded by private offices around the perimeter) is going away — about 70% of US offices have some type of “open office” design.

Companies are starting to go beyond just workplace space planning by investing in healthy building features and looking for ways to provide more choice and autonomy to their employees, but why? Are these strategies actually working, or are they just following trends? Is it worth it to redesign your office layout and make dramatic changes to how your employees work?

Let’s dig into some statistics that shed some light on how the workspace impacts the employee experience and what that might mean for your company:

  • Innovative companies are 5 times more likely to have workplaces that prioritize individual and group workspace…
  • 69% of businesses that implemented healthy building features reported improvements in employee satisfaction and engagement…
  • People are 12% more likely to report being happy with their job when they have freedom and autonomy in their work environment…
  • 37% of job candidates will accept a job with a lower salary if the company offers appealing culture, workplace facilities and technology…
  • 42.5% of the global workforce will be mobile employees by 2022…
  • 85% of respondents in a CBRE survey expect to see increase in mobility in the workplace through activity-based workplaces…
  • 70% of employees age 16-44 say they want to be more mobile at work…
  • 30% of energy used in a commercial building is wasted

[Admin: This post is related to the 05.17.16 post about the use of meeting rooms (and collaborative overload), the 11.01.17 post by FacilitiesNet about the inefficient use of office space, and the 06.01.18 post by FM:Systems about the employee-centric workplace. To see other related posts, use the Workplace tag.]

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How do you import projects through IBM TRIRIGA integration?


Does anyone have experience in project integration (data transfer) from an external existing project through any IBM TRIRIGA integration module? Our templates and mapping have been identified, but the question is about reproducing the overall standard when a project is created. This seems hard. In order to have this project consistent in TRIRIGA, we think that we need to be consistent with the following:

  • Project and direct associations with business objects in perimeter
  • Associated purchase orders
  • Budget and their associated cost codes
  • Financial data and their associated computation

Any help and experience would be great, even if the answer is it’s too hard.

Without detailed knowledge on the user’s part, such as a fundamental knowledge of all of the application functionality, it would really be best to engage IBM Services to implement this integration. It’s not impossible, but it really would need a lot of care.

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What is the Report Scheduler?


Starting in IBM TRIRIGA 3.5.3, the Report Scheduler application provides administrators the ability to schedule and automate reports, queries, and external reports. Administrators can select the reports to run, setup a schedule and time, and identify who receives the reports. Once scheduled, the platform will run the reports, and send the them in an email notification as an attachment.

The application is found under Tools > System Setup > Report Scheduler.

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What character set is used by the IBM TRIRIGA integration object?


I am trying to export foreign language data using integration object. Alphanumeric values are exported correctly, but I cannot figure out the character set used for foreign language values, namely Japanese. The Japanese values are displayed correctly when I look at the data from a browser, and the data is stored in UTF-8 in the database. But when I export the value out to a file using the integration object, the value is no longer in UTF-8. Does anyone know what character set the integration object uses? How I can change it to UTF-8?

You are absolutely right that it should use UTF-8, but after talking to a co-working and looking at some code it does not appear that is the case. Submit a PMR and reference RTC 292380 and include that you were referred by me to submit the PMR… This issue is tracked by APAR IJ02452.

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