Why is it important?
Rising real estate costs combined with a drive to be more efficient and productive has challenged the way companies think about their office space. Employees want to work in different ways. Technology has changed how we approach work. Collaboration and interaction has become much more important, so making sure your office can accommodate that has become much more important.
Just like water falling down hill, people will find their own way around offices, pooling in the best places to meet, chat and bounce ideas off each other. A digital map of your office flow will help you see what’s working and what’s not. You’ll soon see if that meeting room designed for eight is being used by two or ten.
Vada has an extensive range of digital tools to capture a huge amount of data. Data that can help you make the right decisions. Heat mapping can track bright spots within the office. Beacon and Wi-Fi activated cameras are constantly vigilant, always on and never miss a thing.
After capturing the data, we can generate a space utilisation report that identifies how your employees interact with the space and technology. We look at organisational work styles and company culture and can assess the technologies that support your company workflow.
When is the best time to do this?
The point where you are meeting change. Nearing the end of a lease and you might be thinking, “Should I go, or should I stay?” If you’re hearing grumblings about cramped workspaces and booked meeting rooms, it might be time to assess your office. A space audit will help you and your design team create an environment that will match your company goals.