Diagnose your “Empty desk syndrome”

optimize headcount-to-seat ratios and meeting space allocation With a data driven approach

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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.”

Analysis of work styles starts with knowing statistically and specifically where employees get work done: at their desk, in meetings, or somewhere else. A work styles analysis provides insight into the balance of collaboration vs. focus work at your company.

Understanding employee mobility offers opportunity for analyzing patterns of space vacancy over time, and supports alternative uses of space.

In this video, Katrina looks at utilization trends by hour of the day. She starts with overall occupancy and then filters the data and notes different patterns between assigned desks and assigned offices, and collaborative spaces.

In this video, Katrina analyzes the types of activities happening in various space types, to tease out "work mode."

what to expect in a Utilization study

  • Send us your floor plans and tell us which spaces you want observed.

  • We’ll help you set up and train observers to take data for 1-2 weeks (temps, or sourced from your organization)

  • We’ll review results with you and answer your questions.

  • You can take it from there, easily browsing the data for insights through dashboard analytics and detecting utilization patterns with heat maps on floor plans.

  • Or, ask us to provide recommended workplace strategy scenarios, including headcount-to-seat ratios, new meeting space allocations, etc.

In this video, Katrina analyzes how business units differ by the mobility behavior, e.g. how many workers are "anchors" (at their desks at least 4 days a week, at least 50% of the time) vs. "remote" (away from their desks 4 days a week or more).

In this video, Katrina interprets a floor plan overlayed with a heat map of utilization. She points out patterns, dives into individual spaces to understand the activities being performed in that space, and looks at utilization by hour of day.