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Building a Resilient Workplace: 6 Ways to Optimize Office Real Estate

By Caitlin Schauster on Dec 28, 2020 8:30:00 AM

From rising real estate costs and focus on more collaborative work, to an increase in distributed teams in a post-COVID world, many organizations are choosing to adopt real estate optimization strategies. 

If you've stumbled across this article, you're probably wondering, what exactly is real estate optimization and how can it help me rethink my workspace? 

While the answer isn't so simple, your partners at Egyptian are here to help understand you what real estate optimization is and how it can help you shrink your real estate footprint and amplify the performance of your people. 


Real estate optimization is making effective use of commercial real estate to maximize square footage, reduce overhead costs and increase efficiency and productivity.  If you’re paying for an office space that’s too big or unused, that’s not real estate optimization.

The key to real estate optimization is to embrace and build a resilient workplace to support your organization's unique strategy, core purpose and culture. Most importantly, you should also focus on your people. 

According to Steelcase, researchers define resilience as the ability to adapt to changed circumstances while continuing to maintain core purposes and integrity. To put it simply, it's not just about making things smaller, but better. 

5 ways to build a Resilient Workplace

1. Use big Data to Develop a Better Workplace

Topics: Business Issues
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7 Ways to Reimagine the Role of the Workplace in a Post-COVID World

By Caitlin Schauster on Dec 8, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Have you considered how you're going to get people back to work in the post-COVID world? Well, if you haven't already, it may be time to start thinking because 88 to 90 percent of people are ready to return to the office.

The workplace may look different from now on, but it's still the best place for employees to come together, align on priorities, solve problems and generate new ideas. 

As organizations plan for people to return, they need a strategy for the physical workspace that follows new safety guidelines and lets employees create, collaborate and be productive without compromising their health, safety or wellbeing. 

At Egyptian Workspace Partners, we realize your business needs are going to evolve as people return to work, which is why we're here to help you with your return-to-work strategy and help you reimagine your workspace. 

In this article, we'll show you how we can help you redesign your current workspace so people not only feel safe but can actually be safe in the post-pandemic workplace. 

7 ways to reimagine the post-covid workplace

1. Retrofit and reconfigure your Current office space

Despite the number of people working from home, business leaders expect their real estate footprint to either increase or stay the same as employees return to the office. 

Topics: Business Issues