Creating progressive workplaces that support new ways of working starts with using a new design process. The AreaLogic Workplace Strategy, developed by Dr. Margaret Serrato helps organizations improve space utilization and boost employee engagement by focusing on mobility and collaboration patterns rather than conventional headcount projections and workstation sizes.
A typical AreaLogic Workplace Strategy has three steps that take about one to four weeks, depending on scope.
The first step uses temporary chair sensors for three weeks to confirm space utilization. The results provide insightful, unbiased data to inform planning. Or, clients may use average industry data in place of a study.
In this optional step, staff workshops and / or surveys gather information about the ideal attributes of the organization’s workplace. The results include a scorecard that can be compared to post-occupancy results.
Settings and Concepts
Next we develop free-address concepts that include a variety of individual, group, and community settings. We test the concepts using Space Syntax to ensure that they support natural patterns of mobility and collaboration.