Workplace Utilization Studies

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Data That Drives Change. No Software to learn. No Spreadsheets to Understand.

Your utilization project with Activity Analysis analyzes much more than just occupancy. Is space temporarily unoccupied? If occupied, how many people are in the space? Doing what activities, or using what equipment or furniture? Now you can quickly make a business case for workplace change.

Three weeks from start to finish

One week to setup:  You send us floor plans. We set up and manage the project. You have visibility into everything all the time. We check in regularly to make sure your goals get met.

One week to observe: Most projects gather data over 5 (and sometimes 10) business days. Spaces get observed every hour throughout the day. With a smaller project, maybe you or your client provide one or two observers from your staff; larger projects often use temp workers.  

One week to digest the results: As soon as data gathering starts we'll show you how initial results. You can jump right in and begin exploring, or wait until we send a detailed "appendix" report. You schedule an hour with our workplace strategist to slice and dice the results and get additional customized reports. Then you have a week to follow up with questions by email. Deeper engagement with our workplace strategist is always available as a supplemental service.  More on analysis.

Do a ‘Pulse’ project

Test the process and prove the value. A “pulse” study could be a great way to understand the process and evaluate the findings (dashboards light up with business intelligence just as brightly with a small project). Then with confidence, promote a full scale analysis to leadership knowing it could change the trajectory of big workplace decisions.

Find a Fit with your project

Learn how much your utilization study will cost, how much time you will likely devote to it, and how soon it could happen. How many spaces will be included in your study? Tell us if you know, or send us floor plans and we’ll figure it out. First a ballpark quote. Then some discussion on goals and options if you are ready to move forward. No obligation. You drive the process.

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Why Measure?

"There's a big workplace move or corporate real estate change on the horizon, and I'm pushing for data-driven decision making."

"We have an opportunity for experimentation, to improve the workplace experience and employee engagement. Real data would be great."

"We don't want to deal with the tech, cost, or privacy issues of sensors, but we need to understand how our spaces are being utilized."

"We want detailed data that tells us if we have the right number and size of conference rooms and collaboration spaces."

OK, then Why not?

Logistics... "too much to deal with on top of everything else." No problem; delegate it to FacilityQuest.

Timing... "we have a small window of opportunity to get this done, but we won't know until a few weeks (or even days) ahead whether we'll be able to do it." We're known for getting it done fast.

Analysis... "will we know what to do with the data once we have it? Will we get clear value?" You get to ask real people questions about the data. Like, as in conversation.

Experience... "how can we have confidence in a successful outcome when we've never done anything like this before?" We have done it for about 10 years. For Gensler, Colliers International, and more.

Heat maps show average utilization, either overall or by the hour of day.

Heat maps show average utilization, either overall or by the hour of day.

Population maps show average numbers of people in a space at any one time.

Population maps show average numbers of people in a space at any one time.