Leveraging Existing Data for Workplace Optimization

Companies have tried every technique they can imagine to analyze office space utilization starting with bed checks and hiring consultants for a ‘study.’ The results have often been far from satisfactory and thus, companies are ready to try something new such as a costly installation of sensors or obtrusive RFID tags. Before doing so, real estate executives should reconsider an essential, untapped resource at their fingertips: badge data. Executives may think they have already extracted all the value they can from this data, which does have limitations on usefulness. However, when properly managed and analyzed badge data can be much more valuable than recognized today.

Participating Companies Included

Accenture, Adobe, Allsteel, American Express, Apollo Group, AT&T, Atlassian, Autodesk, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boston Consulting Group, Boston Scientific, Carolinas Healthcare System, Deloitte, Diageo, Ericsson, EMC, Exxon Mobil, Fidelity, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, JP Morgan, Kaplan, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, P&G, Philips, Sanofi, Sura, TIAA-CREF, US Bank, Uber, Visa, and others.

Program Highlights

  • Case Study: Accenture’s Data Driven Approach to Workplace Optimization (Dan Johnson-Workplace Innovation Lead, Accenture)
  • Case Study: Fidelity’s Workplace Optimization (Adrienne Rowe-Director, Project Management)
  • Case Study: EMC’s Portfolio-Wide Strategy (Paul Fitzgerald-Global Real Estate and Senior Director North American Facilities, EMC)

Relevant Publications:

  • 109722746

Best Practices in Leveraging Existing Data for Workplace Optimization

Recognizing the growing interest in available data sources for space utilization analytics, the Smart Workplace Council hosted its quarterly webinar on November 20th, 2014 with a discussion on the topic, “Leveraging Existing Data for Workplace Optimization.”