When used alone, occupancy data is insufficient to tell the real story of how a space is being used. These data points are not enough to build, manage and measure an effective workspace. Knowing how many people are in the office leaves out key questions: who are they? When do they typically come? How often do they visit? Where do they go?Fortunately, occupancy data is no longer the only metric available to make strategic decisions about a space.
A strong platform today grabs occupancy data, adds in density data, and then factors in intel about time on site, frequency on site, utilization of the site – and how all of this varies between and within each team or department.
At InnerSpace, we combine the best of both technologies to tell the most accurate story of how employees move about their space.
Consider this example:
- An 8-seat meeting room is attached to a ‘neighborhood’. Standard people counting telemetry might tell you that the room is occupied most hours of the day, typically by 3-4 people, and a typical meeting lasts about 45 min.
- Armed with these insights, a workplace strategist might recommend installing a divider to recognize typical utilization while increasing meeting room capacity with the creation of a second 4-person meeting room.
- With InnerSpace, that same workplace strategist could also learn that 50% of the people who use the room use it at least 3 times a week, and that those who use it most frequently are from a team assigned to a neighborhood on the floor below.
- Now the workplace strategist can focus on the true problem: meeting room availability elsewhere in the building.