Connecting workspace with people using data as enabler

What’s the value of deliberately and strategically work with workspaces? And how can workspace be used as a tool to drive better performance? Check out our infographic.

Companies that are keen to deliver consistent brand experiences, enhance company culture and live the organisational values are taking the lead in using the workspace as a strategic tool to drive better business performance.

Working strategically with workspace goes way beyond just identifying which sofa, chair or meeting room layout that could look good in the office or discussing the added value of having more plants around.

Using workspace as a strategic tool is about unlocking companies’ potential for performance by improving the way employees collaborate, communicate and innovate.

So how can we document that the design of space promotes efficiency, productivity and employee satisfaction? The infographic below shows the workspace performance results where a Global Office Design Strategy  (GODS) is applied.

Global Office Design Strategy (GODS) is a guideline that covers internal and external branding (connection between workspace and organisational design), sustainable design, front and back office design, technology, ergonomy and health, case studies and evaluation criteria.

How can we measure the impact?

Finding out how workspace can contribute to a better organizational performance does not only require having a strong KPI framework in place – it requires knowing how to use data to inform decisions and optimize both the workspace and the user behavior.
To create measurable results, it is necessary to balance three perspectives, when you collect data; corporate -, people – & facility performance.

Considering these three perspectives before the initiation of the design phase allows to put the business needs before solutions and enable the top management to evaluate, document and benchmark the before-and-after effect as well as follow-up on the strategic objectives and KPI’s that have been set.


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