Many progressive companies have realized the value of having a human-centric workspace that focuses on how to create an environment that supports community, productivity and morale.
Now that millions of workers have had to shift to remote working arrangements, creating this type of atmosphere has become more challenging. However, through the use of workplace analytics and technology, business leaders can build a nurturing environment for both remote workers and essential, on-site employees.
For workers who need to be in the office to complete their job responsibilities, the workplace will need to be reconfigured in a way that is efficient and safe. Using analytics, leaders can offer the correct amount of space that can be used to accommodate evolving social and work norms.
That is where occupancy sensors and descriptive analytics come in. Studying this data provides insight into how much space is used, while allowing for minimal disruption in maintenance.
Still, this type of technology only scratches the surface to creating a truly supportive workplace. Using a fully human-centric approach should include monitoring beyond just occupancy — it means reviewing the health, stress levels and social behaviors of workers.
Studying the relationship between occupants in the space, such as noise levels, lighting and air quality and furniture arrangements, can allow organizations to arrange the workspace that meets those needs as efficiently as possible.