Ready to remodel your office space? At OstermanCron, we’ve helped many businesses through the process of designing a new corporate space, as well as finding creative ways to incorporate new trends that allow more flexibility, versatility, and efficiency. However, there is some important information you’ll want to consider prior to placing an order for an upcoming office remodel.
Before you can choose which chair design and office furniture tables best complement a room, you’ll want to identify the analytics of your work space. This means finding out where people like to work in the space, who is working inside the space, how many people on average work in the space simultaneously, and for how long. These types of analytics are essential to considering your redesign because there’s nothing worse than creating a beautiful new space that no one utilizes.
The first thing to do is gather thick analytics. Thick analytics are analytics that are based on multiple factors, come from many sources, and can answer the big question of “why?”. This data may help you figure out if a room is not being utilized because the chairs are uncomfortable, meaning new ones are needed, or if outlets are broken or WIFI is weak, meaning no one can use their laptops or present in that specific location; therefore, working isn’t possible.
Potential outlets for getting this data may include a scheduling system, such as Optix by Kimball. Optix is a management app that allows you to schedule meetings for certain times, in a particular room. Having access to room availability on a digital platform allows your company to know which rooms are available at any given point in the day.
If investing in an office scheduling system doesn’t seem worth the investment, security cameras are another great way to track spaces and how they are being utilized. In addition to security cameras, a badge system where you need to swipe your card to receive access into a room can also track how many people are in a room at a single time and who is mainly using the room (i.e. employees, departments, etc.).
For more information on what’s trending in office work space designs, contact us today, so we can schedule you a tour of our showroom!