Right Sizing: 0:30
Space Optimization: 1:13
Designing Spaces: 1:45
Employee Experience: 2:21
Welcome to Density’s Atlas. You’ve installed your sensors, everything is validated, and now it’s time to dive deeper. Before you begin setting up Atlas, it’s important to think through what you hope to uncover with your data. Let’s cover the four most common use cases in Atlas, and how to design your spaces to get the best results.
Right Sizing: If you are using Atlas to ensure your real estate portfolio is correctly sized, you’ll want to have Areas of Interest that cover the spaces where employees are likely to stay and work during the day. Covering banks of desks, conference rooms, and open workspaces will show how often people come into the office, how long they’re staying, and how crowded the office usually is. Inputting the cost for square footage for your building will allow Atlas to provide the cost of each space so you can make informed decisions. You’ll be able to see if the cost per square foot is in line with the actual usage, so you can see if it’s time to close down a floor to reduce operational costs or if an entire building is not being used enough to justify renewing your lease.
Space Optimization: It’s a common office complaint - there are no meeting rooms available, and if there are, they’re the wrong size. Atlas lets you explore which meeting rooms are being used and how many people are typically booking them. Are all the large conference rooms being used for 2 people meetings? Which rooms are used, and which aren’t? By covering your conference rooms and using labels to organize room sizes and functions, you can quickly see where a room divider could make all the difference or investigate what causes people to avoid right-sized rooms.
Designing Spaces: A lot goes into creating an office that allows people to do their best work. Labels help you confirm your hypothesis about what people need. Whether you want to A/B test or plan for your next office, Atlas will help you see how people vote with their feet. Place your Areas of Interest so they cover the workspaces you’re testing, and then add as many labels as you need to see what is driving traffic. We suggest labeling the things you’re testing like curved monitors or smart boards, furniture layouts like types of seating, and different styles of coworking spaces.
Employee Experience: If you’re working on programs that encourage people to return to the office, you’ll want to see on-the-ground data for the days you run specific programs. Covering coworking spaces, cafeterias, and meeting rooms can show you the impact that these events have on the number of employees coming in the office those days, how long they stay, and where they gravitate. The calendar’s flexible filtering allows you to tune out the noise and specifically measure the impact week over week.
Once you’ve considered the specific results you hope to achieve with Atlas, it’s time to build out your floors. We’ll dive into how to do this in the next video.