The first step to understanding how your workplace is currently used is to measure everything.
Our ‘DISCOVER’ service allows companies to delve deep and get a real, true understanding of how they use their workspaces. For very little capital outlay, we measure the use of all office space over a set period, (typically four weeks to remove any peaks and troughs). Data points are gathered as occupied or unoccupied, down to seconds, and these are sent to our market-leading utilization portal for analysis. The portal offers reports, graphs and charts on maximums, minimums and averages, which are filterable by the client to any level they require.
Seeing meeting rooms booked out 100 percent of the time might look like they are an asset that is being well used, but if they are eight-seat rooms and only two seats are used for every meeting, then you are wasting resources. If a workstation’s average utilization is 50 percent, that sounds like a straightforward waste of space, but it is more complicated than that. The space may be used only in the mornings or it may be used every other 30 minutes. Answers can easily be found in our reporting portal, enabling you to get straight to the detail required to answer all of your questions.
Good data and sound advice about how your office space is really being used is crucial. Organizations are frequently astonished to see just how much space they could free up. The same goes for gathering environmental data, an important precursor to automating environmental systems and setting the scene for smart buildings.