What Can Your Wi-Fi Tell You About Your Office Space? Spoiler Alert: A lot.

Using Wi-Fi + InnerSpace to make informed decisions about your office space to

With hybrid work being the new reality, you're ready to make some decisions to maximize space utilization in your office. Maybe your lease is coming up. Maybe your seating arrangements no longer make sense. Maybe your office layout feels ineffective for the team you have now. Maybe you need to take a look at some of your fixed costs.

Real estate is expensive, corporate real estate especially so. It’s the second highest cost on most company’s balance sheet behind payroll. Yet, unlike employee performance or other investments, companies have traditionally invested in real estate without an expectation of measuring how effectively it performs.

Your floor plan design is important, and getting it right can support your employee experience, save you money, and ensure that your space is working for you, and not the other way around.

Enter InnerSpace.

We've made friends with Wi-Fi

InnerSpace is proud to partner with leading Wi-Fi technology providers Arista and Juniper Mist to maximize the efficiency of their top notch infrastructure clients already have in their offices. This lets us deliver industry-leading data, reduce infrastructure costs, and be scaleable to any office space.

The InnerSpace advantage

Don’t a lot of companies offer location services through Wi-Fi? You're right! Using Wi-Fi access points for location services isn't exclusive to InnerSpace. Many internet providers offer location services as an add-on, but Wi-Fi network points are often placed in central locations around the office, and using these network points will give you data, but it won't tell you if your team is chatting in the kitchen, or in the adjacent meeting rooms, because their information is usually accurate between 25-30 meters, which is quite a lot; 30 meters is almost a hundred feet.

It's too much variance to be a value. Many Wi-Fi providers will suggest adding extra access points, but this can add up from a hardware installation perspective, and still isn't entirely accurate; you might get down to the 7-10 meter range, which is still around thirty feet.

No one wants to pay for a service and then have to figure out if that hot desk, a meeting room or the lunch space are where your teams are spending most of their time. You need better data to make better decisions.

wi-fi based locations accuracy graphic

InnerSpace supercharges Wi-Fi accuracy

What is exclusive is our ability to work with your existing Wi-Fi to emulate a much larger network that can pinpoint location accuracy to within two meters with no additional installations.

Your physical space is a valuable asset, one that most businesses invest in, without measuring its performance. We cannot manage what we don’t measure, and InnerSpace can help you ensure that your office space is designed right for your teams today, help you make smart, informed decisions about your future space needs and ensure your ROI is being met on your office.

Variations in sensor ranges can tell you an inaccurate story about how your teams are using your space. In a world where work means less predictability around who is in the office, and what they're doing when they're there, having the right information can be the difference between hot desk additions and new meeting rooms. They're two very different types of spaces and it's important that you know which one your teams are using most when they're in.

The variations that can come from traditional space utilization software leave a wide margin of error. Maybe that meeting room is in use. Maybe someone's sitting outside of it while IT is working on their computer.

Once you have this information, you can start to figure out the finer details, like:

  • How many people regularly use a specific room? 
  • Do we need some extra seating? 
  • What percentage of the time is each room in use? 
  • Should we have the lights on a timer to safe costs? 

The insights you bring from InnerSpace data will change the way you see, and subsequently plan your space. 

Mobility and Interactions Data

Mobility is defined by how often a team occupies different areas, including how dynamic they are within a building. Interactions within a team are defined by how much time the group spends together or apart. This data can have a huge impact on decisions made about team zones and neighbourhoods in your office. It can help you know what type of rooms teams are using, and which resources are underutilized.

Occupancy sensors cannot provide the level of information needed for mobility and interactions data, but InnerSpace thrives here, giving you rich, useful data for your decisions and planning. 

Mobility & interactions comparison chart by InnerSpace

InnerSpace knows office space

As commercial real estate expert Andrew Lawson says, “When you take into account today’s workplace consumer behaviours, your entire design standard has to change.”

2023 is the year when hybrid work becomes plain old work, and you need a plan for your office that reflects where your teams are today. We're ready to help you, like we've helped a growing number of organizations define their office spaces, optimize their space management, and make decisions about their real estate portfolio with the best, most accurate data available.

InnerSpace in your space?

We'd love to chat office space management and #indoorology with you! To get in touch and find out if InnerSpace is what you need to make informed decisions about your office space management needs, click here.