There’s increasing interest today among enterprise organizations for understanding “space utilization.” Unfortunately, many facilities and real estate professionals are being attracted by sales of shiny, new devices that collect mountains of data displayed on multicolored dashboards without understanding what exactly they’re collecting. Without a clear understanding of the different types of utilization (there ARE different types), thoughtful planning and preparation for what questions need answering, and the technology choices available to perform the data collection, significant time and money can be wasted, resulting in missed opportunities for real savings and improvements to employees’ work lives.
- Samantha Mahoney, Account Manager, AgilQuest
- Chris Lees, Head of Operational Development & Business Solutions, Zurich
- Russell Olson, President & CEO, ROI Consulting Group