The physical work environment affects the way we work and collaborate. Inadequate space layouts, a lack of suitable rooms for meetings or concentrated work, noise and other issues can all result in wasted time and reduced productivity.
How to architect the workplace to boost employees‘ performance? And where to start?
An essential component of designing an activity-based workplace, is to measure how the office space is used.
With ABOOTTM, MCS brings a proven methodology to measure:
We measure these dimensions frequently, every 30 minutes, at least 12 times a day, in order to provide accurate data (vs. a typical frequency of 4-6/day, resulting in unacceptable error margins).
Data collectors use a tablet to perform measurements at all formal and informal work and meeting spaces, where they identify participants by team. Human data collection can be supplemented with sensor-enabled occupancy and people tracking.
The measurements provide insights into how your workforce actually uses the office space, and where there are opportunities for improving both cost efficiency and the employee experience in the workplace.
MCS does not just report on the findings, but translates these into clear recommendations with regard to:
The result is a balanced composition of space building blocks, tailored to your business activities and team needs.
This ideal space mix is represented through a generic module that can be slightly adjusted to fit specific situations in terms of teams, buildings or locations.
The model can be used as a company template to roll out across your portfolio of buildings or floors. It will also provide decision support when selecting or constructing a building, blueprinting an office design and layout, and defining supporting facilities and ICT tools.
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