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The Power of Data in Workspace Optimisation

Blog The Power of Data in Workspace Optimisation

Eryka Chowaniec

Written by Eryka Chowaniec

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In modern work environments, the push towards data-driven decision-making is more than just a trend—it's a strategic imperative. As organisations strive for efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability, the role of concrete data has never been more critical. Here, we delve into some compelling data points and studies that underscore the transformative power of data in optimising workspace utilisation.

1. A Look at the Numbers: Workspace Utilisation Insights

A study by Gensler, a leading global design and architecture firm, in their "2023 Workplace Survey," highlights that on average, 43% of office spaces in major cities are underutilised. This startling figure points to a significant opportunity for companies to reimagine their physical work environments, potentially unlocking vast improvements in cost efficiency and space utilisation.

2. Economic and Productivity Gains from Data-Driven Decisions

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The potential economic benefits of leveraging data in workspace management are substantial. According to a report by CBRE, the world's largest commercial real estate services firm, companies implementing data-driven space optimisation strategies can see a reduction in their operational costs by up to 33%. Moreover, the same strategies have been linked to enhancing employee productivity, with businesses reporting a 21% increase in employee efficiency as a result of optimised workspace designs.

3. Creating Engaging and Sustainable Work Environments

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Data not only helps in cutting costs and boosting productivity but also plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall workplace experience. A study by Leesman, a leading workplace experience analytics firm, suggests that workspaces designed with data-informed insights can lead to a 27% improvement in employee engagement and satisfaction. Furthermore, efficient use of space contributes to sustainability by reducing unnecessary energy consumption—a key finding from the World Green Building Council indicates that optimised office layouts can decrease energy usage by up to 40%, making a significant impact on a company's carbon footprint.

4. Empowering Businesses with Workplace Data

These findings and reports underscore the vast potential of data-driven strategies in transforming workspaces. Whether it's achieving cost savings, enhancing productivity, fostering more dynamic and engaging spaces, or promoting environmental sustainability, the evidence is clear: data is a powerful tool in rethinking how workspaces are designed and utilised.

For those eager to explore these insights in depth and leverage them to transform their own work environments, our latest ebook is an essential resource. Gain access to actionable tips, key metrics, real-life examples and expert advice on harnessing the power of occupancy data for workspace optimisation.

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