The modern, twenty-first century office space is a rapidly shifting landscape. In the 70s and 80s, tight rows of desks or office cubicles dominated the professional office. This is, however, changing. A recent article in Seattle Business Magazine focused on just how some work spaces are changing with the times, claiming that some 21-century office users are "not invested in the traditional office space concepts of individual offices or cubes. They want to make sure the space is laid out for efficiency and is conducive to creating relationships." This sort of mindset has brought with it the idea of open office spaces and break rooms that have more than just a coffee maker and a few folding chairs next to the office refrigerator. Office spaces are changing more rapidly than they have in a generation.
This isn't, of course, the case everywhere. There are many work spaces around the world that still adhere to a standard cubicle and corner office arrangement. But even in these places, small changes happen on a nearly daily basis. Workers are hired, promoted, or leave, and thus someone new is always being shuffled in or out of one space and into another.
For both offices, each is in need of some serious organizational skills just to create these spaces and keep them functional. What both schools of office aesthetics require is an Office Space Analytics toolthat assists with designing the scope and flow of any office.
There are many benefits to using office space analytics software over the old-fashioned pen and paper:
Ability to track employees
Maybe you have a traditional office space, and need to move several dozen employees from one floor to another floor on a temporary or permanent basis. Maybe you have a more modern, open-office floor plan, but need to schedule limited office resources based off of employee work schedules. Office space analytics software will help you to prevent mix ups on both fronts.
Office space and furniture use optimization
There may be places that are rarely used in your office. Knowing who uses your office space and for how long can help you to determine its most efficient use. With less physical paperwork and more documents being stored electronically, even traditional office setups are seeing less and less need for massive arrays of filing cabinets. With office space analytics software, far more easily than with pen and paper, you can track the efficiency of these elements, and determine, for example, the impact of downsizing the filing cabinets or relocating them.
Office asset tracking
Office asset tracking software takes the guesswork out of questions like "is anyone actually using..." or "who was the last person who used the..." and replaces uncertainty with verifiable knowledge. Knowing who uses what and how often will help you to make smarter decisions about everything from software purchases to copy machines.
The answer seems clear. Modern, sophisticated Office Space Analytics software is crucial tool for nearly any modern business. Partner with Netclearance to see how your office can be at its most productive.