Nobody can predict the future and the upcoming developments of the current pandemic. At the same time, you need to rethink your Pre COVID-19 and existing Remote Working strategy. Will this Remote Working strategy be the de facto standard, or do you foresee that a full return to the office will be necessary for the continuity of your businesses for legitimate reasons? Or maybe something in between these two extremes? There are more questions than answers, so may desire some guidance on which metrics matter the most.
Being able to monitor the risk of “over-occupancy” and over-utilisation based on limited office capacity will be essential to support a new workplace metric. The number of workstations per square meter doesn’t determine office capacity anymore; the number of real-time occupied workstations per square meter determines the real capacity. So, the future workplace efficiency metric is born: office density per square meter.
Office density per m2
Average Satisfaction Grade
If you choose to remain 100% Remote Working as your final strategy or if you want to develop a 1:1 office desk per employee strategy where everyone has an allocated desk for a bookable period of time, you understand that employee engagement is vital for a well-performing organisation. To manage and improve their working experience, you need to ask your employees the most relevant questions in a frequent and user-friendly manner.
The future office design will be based on new spatial dimensions. Newly defined and tested ratios of allocated workstations per square meters per employee, the number of amenities per type per employee will change to grant the new social distancing norms. This needs to be monitored first as a baseline. Secondly, the efficient utilisation and maximal experience should be measured against this baseline in order to create the highest-performing work environment.
M² per workstation