Anatomy of Occupancy Analytics

The Anatomy of Occupancy Analytics project was conceived in late 2017 by Chris Lees in an attempt to bring greater consistency and rigour to the application of data and evidence in understanding occupancy.

The increased focus on occupancy and in particular the introduction of ever-more sophisticated technology solutions to monitor occupancy has led to it becoming a daily topic in most corporates. However, the vocabulary being used largely predates unassigned seating let alone industry innovations like co-working and flexible working.

This has inevitably created a disconnect, with people having to make-do with inadequate and ill-defined language to narrate increasingly complex situations.

Although originally intended to be a white paper, it quickly became apparent that the scope that would need to be covered to address this shortfall far exceeded that which could be covered in such a paper, and would also require peer review from someone sufficiently experienced in this area.

Chris approached Dr William Fawcett, and together they have created this online resource, which we hope you will find both useful and entertaining. It is our belief and intention that together we can achieve transformational change in the workplace through rigorous and grounded analysis of the available evidence, and by developing a competency in making safe inferences.

Anatomy of Occupancy Analytics will be published as a free online resources early in 2019. In the meantime, if you would like more information about this project, please get in touch with Chris Lees at