Outbreak Jump-Starts ‘Work from Home’

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.

Silom Lands are the Costliest in Bangkok, Thailand

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

Silicon Valley’s Next Big Office Idea: ‘Work From Anywhere’

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’

Microsoft to let Employees ‘Work from Home’ Permanently

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported, becoming the latest employer to expand work from home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. US tech news website The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company… Continue reading Microsoft to let Employees ‘Work from Home’ Permanently

The Return of Centralised Workspaces with Tech and Well-being

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

80% Singapore want to Work from Home or More Flexibility

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

Automation in the ‘Age of With’ – Speeding up Your Business with the Human Element

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

Colliers Predicts Fall in 2020 Bangkok’s Office Rents

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 Project Launches Bangkok Green Landmark

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

Knight Frank Thailand and Peoplespace Showcase Workplace Strategy Concept for the Digital Era

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