Workplace performance: a fast start Solution
How many meeting spaces do we have? How many square feet is that? What is our ratio of collaboration to focus-work spaces?
How do our meeting rooms and lounges get used throughout the day? By how many people, doing what activities? When does demand exceed availability?
Answer questions quickly. FacilityQuest is where you gather data about space: activity and utilization metrics, change management surveys, photos, IoT sensor feeds...
See data visually. Quickly find data layered on floor plans, on heat maps, one space at a time or aggregated across a department.
What to expect
With no software for you to learn, FacilityQuest gathers floor plans and existing data from you.
We visually document the spaces you care about, layering it all on floor plans (and we’ll work with you to fill any gaps).
On a dashboard, you instantly see allocations of space, and can compare meeting spaces with focused work areas, for instance.
We set up your utilization studies or surveys, and manage every step of the process.
After data collection, we help you understand the heat maps and reports, and send you customized analysis that informs your decision-making.
Document Spaces on floor Plans
Upload floor plans, then layer on the data you need. You get a nice balance of data views with floor plan views. Search in one and see the spaces light up in the other.
What to expect
Upload any number of floor plans, then annotate and markup as needed.
Drag space markers--blue dots--onto the plans.
Touch a blue dot and describe with attributes, notes, tags, and more.
Connect to IoT data (we can help).
measure how space is used
The need for new workplace strategies grows as workforce change accelerates. Support space planning decisions with utilization data that shows “how many people doing which activities in what type of spaces.”
“Work styles” analysis starts with knowing statistically and specifically where employees get work done: at their desk, in meetings, or somewhere else.
Understanding (and showing) employee mobility offers opportunity for alternative workplace strategies.
what to expect
- Walk round a few times to take data for quick feedback, or set up a full study to statistically represent true utilization
- Friendly interface shows dots on a floor plan changing color as data is collected
- Detect utilization patterns with heat maps on floor plans that show occupancy by hour of day
- Easily browse the data for insights, for specific departments, space types, or activities, with customizable dashboard analytics.
Make it visual with
Pin Photos to floor Plans
Walk around with any Internet-connected device and document the workplace with photos; no photo management needed. Touch a blue dot, snap the shot, and you're done. Gather photos on brief site visits to remember important environmental details. Ask someone to log in and grab photos for you at a remote site. Or do a full photo inventory of space periodically to capture "that was then; this is now" validation.
What to expect
On the go, grab one or many photos per space: close-ups of identifying details, and pull back to see the environment.
Upload photos from any source.
Touch a blue dot and check the photos tab to revisit the photos.
Show all photos as thumbnails, then click through on any photo to its data panel.
In the video on the left, Katrina shows the value for a remote workplace strategist of having photos pinned to a floor plan and associated with other data about the specific space.
Change management feedback Goes visual with
See space through their eyes
This unique survey leverages the power and ease of texts and selfies. Participants answer questions with a photo and a note to share their experience of place. The result, a searchable collection of visual answers, illustrates for decision makers what the occupants see and feel about their physical environment. It tells the subjective story that complements objective data (e.g. from utilization studies), and invites any group of stakeholders into the change process.
ask for photo Feedback
If a survey asks “rate how well you like your desk,” answers usually reduce down to “It’s OK.”
Instead, ask “show us your favorite place to accomplish focus work” and you open up a new world. Collect THAT information.
From Story Snaps participants:
“I liked going around and taking pictures. It was not that big of a commitment. My favorite part was feeling like I had a voice to share my thoughts and feedback on our work space.”
“I really enjoyed being able to share unique places and their importance. For instance, one of the questions led me to take a photo of the parking lot because it is my absolute least favorite spot in the office, I don’t think I would have ever thought about the parking lot as a part of the office without the ability of taking photos.
“Through the use of the photos it also opened up dialogue about the photos that others were taking – I loved the collaborative process and idea sharing that this created."
I would recommend the process to the rank and file employee who usually doesn’t get heard on these sorts of things. This is a great visual avenue to get your opinions considered for a major upcoming change”
what to expect
Ask qualitative questions like "Where do you do your most creative work?"
Harness the power of the selfie and see the workplace through their eyes.
A fun and engaging way to get visuals with notes as feedback from employees.
Browse photos and notes by question, by participant, or search for key words in comments to find patterns.
Send emails or texts to participants from the admin portal to encourage participation, change deadlines, or clarify expectations.