Creating a comfortable and attractive workspace is one of the main goals for every company. Business leaders are searching for ways to keep employees satisfied, starting with a now must have coffee machine going to the overall quality of the workspace environment. The second largest expense for almost every company is a real estate associated costs. Office usage data helps manage it optimally. After a number of researches it was highlighted that sometimes up to 50% of the office space is being left unoccupied. Normally these occupancy studies are being conducted with floor walkers, however there is a more cost efficient and precise way to collect the occupancy data.
Now with the TableAir desk sensor you can easily collect data about the usage of office space. Moreover, with the same equipment, you can have a smooth transition into a free address (or hotdesking) environment without a need to install any additional hardware. This will allow workspaces to be auto-booked or auto-released.
In every commercial project one of the main objectives is to decide on and to understand how much of office space employees actually need. Combining the information on the office utilisation together with the environment of an agile workspaces, can change the way employees work and allocate their time. There are no more unoccupied desks and unproductive time usage. People get more in touch technologically and become more involved into the office environment.
The question that facility and HR managers usually have is whether the employees are ready for a cultural change to work without a dedicated workspace. The benefits for a business owner is clear — the TableAir system helps to save real estate costs, but it is always crucial to present the benefits of such work environment for the users of the system as well. One of the main benefits are — desk sharing, which increases creativity and team-work environment that leads to better results and ones satisfaction with the work they do. Also, it gives the working flexibility for the employees and they can decide when and where to work. Case studies have shown that people who work in activity based workplaces are more likely to be productive and waste less time on activities that are not supported by the environment.
While agile working is taken by the facility managers sector actively, it is important not to forget other groups. Many of these organisations are opening more meeting spaces for the clients, multi-purpose environments, collaborative areas, which can be under-utilised and the occupancy rates can be improved.
In this case, desk/meeting room occupancy sensors and booking system reduce the costs of the real estate, improves adaptability of the workplace for employees, strategically align the business towards advanced technology, improves creativeness of the employees, integrates hot-desking, grows the productive team and improves the utilisation of the office.
If you’d like to push for an office improvement for your organisation, book a demo with our workspace specialist at: https://www.tableair.com/book-a-demo