Technology helps us be more effective, but it is a tool – an enabler. How we use it, apply it, and learn from the data it generates is more important than the tech itself. Why? Because work is what we do, not where we go.
So, where we do that work, our workplaces, must be all about making the environment as effective as possible. A workplace must allow for individual needs as well as the team dynamic. It must also have the right tech and processes to support physical and digital connection, and collaboration.
That means every great workplace needs to find the right balance between design, the brand values and technology. Good tech is the thing that runs in the background. The unsung hero of the workplace that allows the end user – employees, visitors, customers – to be as creative and productive as possible.
Flowscape reduces time-wasting friction
That is what Flowscape Solutions does. Our goal is to reduce time-wasting and tear down the barriers preventing people collaborating, sharing ideas and sparking off each other. Our systems foster interaction – via an app on your smartphone or your PC – so you can plan your day and where you spend it. No more spreadsheets to manage shared office resources.
We focus on the end user experience (UX). So, to improve that UX we work with our customers to understand the data – the workplace analytics. This about knowing who goes where, which section or floor is the most popular and even which building in an organisation estate is the most effective work area. This type of data collection is not unusual now – any worries about sensors and counters in the workplace have been almost overcome and they are viewed as a legitimate method of helping workplace users have a better experience.
Our wireless battery-operated sensors are easy to deploy and can run outside your IT infrastructure. They collect accurate, granular real-time data about the precise utilisation of every single resource throughout the day, all of which invaluable for all back-office teams – FM, HR, and IT as well as the estates teams – as well as end users. It is all about keeping the flow moving.
Create an office strategy for your hybrid workplace
The data helps you create an office space strategy, based on accurate events. This is a key point because data is something people can become obsessed about – organisations of all shapes and sizes are guilty of gathering data and then not knowing how to apply the knowledge held within it. You need data that is easy to apply – not just unintelligible numbers and words only understood by the IT or software developers.
This will allow workplace managers and associated teams to make decisions that improve the end user experience by creating spaces employees, visitors and anyone else will enjoy using. FlowAnalytics allows you to view and analyse historical data about the utilisation of various resources in your office e.g., meeting rooms, desks, collaboration space and lockers. It means you can access information to help make decisions about re-sizing or redesigning your office space for a hybrid work environment or site best suited to the demands of your workplace community.
What does it mean for the users? It means individuals can choose where and when to work, who to collaborate with, and even shape their respective work environment. You can also gauge how busy a section of the office, or a floor might be and choose the best and most effective location to maximise your own workflow. What we do allows you to do a good job and not waste time on things that should not take time.
Find out some ways we can help you to love the office and collaborate by requesting a demo.
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