Workspace Analytics — Taking a Step Forward
Thousands of employees. Multiple countries. Thousands of clients. Hundreds of offices. But is this metric even relevant anymore? The reality is that every one of our knowledge workers is “an office”; a virtual, movable, fluid, office. I am sure that anyone joining the workplace from here on out will have never lived in a world of non-connectivity. With such a huge amount of office data I wonder if it is easy to convert these data points to our benefit by enabling ourselves to extract meaningful insights out of it.
Well, as a matter of fact, I came across one such extraordinary solution that offers KPIs, dashboards and operational metrics — that not just enhances security and productivity but also minimizes administrative labor in the planning process.
I read this white paper [Succeed with Workspace Analytics] about “workspace analytics” that offers a tool that integrates smooth implementation and exceptional analytical capabilities to facilitate the deeper discovery of insights into improving the end-user experience.
While this may not seem like such a big deal, let me tell you why it is a huge deal. I believe that these additions represent the tipping point in which the end-users give in and decide that workspace analytics is their primary interface for data gathering, assessment tools and complementary analytics to better understand their users’ needs and working habits.
Although I have seen some folks dive head first into a new technology solution, I have also seen many of them “dip their toe in the water” with a new technology, but fall back to their comfort zone of traditional analytics. It is my opinion that though this orthodox way of analyzing has been the long time regime, it will no longer be possible with so many data points and that workspace analytics will become a necessity going forward. Of course, it will take some time to learn the new interface, but the advantages are so compelling at this point, that those not making the shift will risk being left behind in this competitive age.