In one month, working from home has turned from a luxury for many office workers in Thailand to a necessity. While the transition is hampered by buggy video conferencing programmes, missed communications and unanswered emails, some office heads like the new concept, saying it can actually increase efficiency and keep workers happy.
Lands on Silom Road are the priciest, according to data on estimates in Bangkok gathered from 2016-2019 and reported by the Treasury Department on its website. Silom had the highest estimated price at Bt700,000-Bt1 million per square wah (4 square metres), followed by lands on Phloen Chit Road (Bt900,000 per sq.wah) and lands on Rajdamri… Continue reading Silom Lands are the Costliest in Bangkok, Thailand
Tech companies once wooed talent with over-the-top campuses. Now they are looking to keep workers happy by offering flexibility Four years ago, Aaron Levie moved Box Inc., the fast-growing cloud-computing company he co-founded, into a new, red-brick building with its logo on the facade. Box decked it out with all the trappings of Silicon Valley:… Continue reading Silicon Valley’s Next Big Office Idea: ‘Work From Anywhere’
For expats in Thailand, paradise can be full of pitfalls Life in Thailand is a daily adventure for most expats, an obstacle course of delicious but fiery cuisine, locals’ laidback mai pen rai (never mind) attitude, and a language that can easily have you saying something very rude, very unintentionally. In the words of one long-time expat:… Continue reading Living the Life as an Expat in Thailand
Developers and analysts predict the return of centralised workspaces, with tech and well-being given greater consideration Despite the coronavirus igniting the trend of remote working, analysts see minimal impact on office properties, saying the market can withstand the pandemic with more stringent safety and hygiene standards. Suphin Mechuchep, managing director of property consultant JLL, acknowledged… Continue reading The Return of Centralised Workspaces with Tech and Well-being
Daily commutes and fear of getting Covid-19 among top concerns of those surveyed. After several months of having to work from home due to Covid-19, the novelty might have worn off, but the practice seems to have caught on. Eight out of 10 workers now say they prefer to ‘Work from Home‘ or have flexible working arrangements,… Continue reading 80% Singapore want to Work from Home or More Flexibility
With “Work from Anywhere” becoming the new normal in the Covid-19 era, organisations are increasingly looking to adopt virtual business operational models, such as enterprise-wide digitisation and automation of back-office processes. It remains the case that advanced digital technologies – such as artificial intelligence, robotics and cloud transformation – will be the principal enabler of… Continue reading Automation in the ‘Age of With’ – Speeding up Your Business with the Human Element
Bangkok’s office rent and occupancy rate will drop in 2020 for the first time in a decade, as the pandemic hits the overall economy, according to a property consultancy. Phattarachai Taweewong, associate director of research and communication at Colliers International Thailand, said the Bangkok office market has grown consistently since 2010.
Dusit Central Park, the mixed-use joint venture project of Dusit Thani and Central Pattana, is introducing a rooftop park as a new green landmark at the 3.67-billion-baht project. Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive of Dusit International, said that because the city suffers from high PM2.5 dust levels, the rooftop park and Lumpini Park — opposite… Continue reading Dusit Central Park Project Launches Bangkok Green Landmark
Revealed that the changing needs concerning space usage, technologies for current and future work needs, and most importantly, the assessment of the breakeven point in the use of the workplace are all regular issues the various departments of an organisation face. However, rapid changes in technology, rising office rents, and changing working styles have resulted… Continue reading Knight Frank Thailand and Peoplespace Showcase Workplace Strategy Concept for the Digital Era