Sensing strategic workplace decisions
Updated: Nov 19
Technology for the real-time views of office utilisation, wellness and environment. The workplace does not look the same. COVID-19 has impacted office use by employees across South Africa and the globe drastically. Social distancing in offices between employees have been taking place before the National Shutdown was announced. Then we were told to work from home. All in an effort to flatten the curve.
This pandemic will require innovation to manage the impact on the global workforce as more people have to work from home than ever before. It is becoming the biggest “work from home” experiment of all time.
Looking forward, the results of this could be huge as we return to the workplace. By then employees would be used to more adaptable working scenarios. Employee demands for office settings that allow for choice and flexibility could increase in terms of where (home OR office) and when tasks are done. As the effects of COVID-19 evolve over the short and the long-term, we can expect office utilisation to change. Ergosense sensors could enable you to continually monitor this change. Leaving you to adapt your business to a new normal of how work gets done. Improving office space utilisation
Research and experience show that businesses assume they have workspace utilisation of 60% to 70%. Hwever, actual average desk utilisation is around 40% with peak utilisation less than 70%. In most cases people overestimate the time they spend at their desks. Leaving a laptop on a desk while attending a meeting means the desk is occupied, but not utilised.
We could turn office space challenges into opportunities. Ergosense tracks real-time objective data which allows business owners, to plan and deliver the ideal workplace. The data reveals actionable insights on occupancy, utilisation and the wellness of those in the working environment. All of this leads to the improvement of employee productivity and contentment while optimising and reducing your real estate portfolio significantly.
What are the benefits from using Ergosense sensors? Reduce business expenses: Reap the benefits of alternative workplace strategies. Higher employee to desk ratio
Most organisations still use a 1-to-1 employee to desk ratio. Achieving a higher ratio like 2-to-1 (or even 3-to-1) is possible and could save you millions in overhead costs. Offering intuitive tools and a real-time, live view of workspace availability will boost employee adaptation and drive productivity. Create workspaces employees want to use More than 40% of global companies are adopting alternative work programs to attract and retain talent. Ergosense Sensors enable businesses to respond to the needs of a mobile workforce. Sensors allow you to make strategic decisions about workplace design and space allocation that will maximize your real estate investment and optimise employee performance. The Benefits of Ergosense's Occupancy Sensors • Workspaces that work for your employees; • Attract and retain more employees with agile work strategies informed by occupancy data; • Only use what you need; • Extend the lifespan of your buildings or office and dramatically reduce energy costs; • Space designed on actual data; • Optimise real estate and design office space that reflect the way people actually work; • Measure Actual Workspace Utilisation with Ergosense; and • Identify patterns and trends in use and behaviour to build a smarter workspace. Contact us to schedule a live demo.