Workplace performance evaluation


The advice provided by Workplace Unlimited is based on solid evidence, derived from quantitative and qualitative measurement techniques. A core interest is in creating workplaces that perform well, not only in terms of space and cost efficiency but also in how successful they are in supporting and enhancing the performance of the occupying business.


Nigel was the lead researcher in a Government funded project, the Office Productivity Initiative (1996) to explore the impact of the workplace on productivity. The research resulted in two guides Improving Office Productivity: A Guide for Business and Facilities Managers and Environmental Factors Affecting Office Worker Performance: A Review of Evidence, TM24.


More importantly the research generated a standard survey methodology, since used by several large consultancies to evaluate the their client's offices. The on-line survey can be tried here. The survey has been implemented in several hundred buildings and Workplace Unlimited has the results of many of those buildings, and over 8,000 individual responses, allowing the survey results of your workplace to be benchmarked against similar organisations.


We can carry out a post occuancy evaluation (POE) of your workplace to establish how it supports your business and what improvements can be made. We can evaluate how well a new workplace design meets the design brief or provide a benefits realisation case to justify project spend. Learn more about POE in Nigel's guide The BCO Guide to Post-Occupancy Evaluation.



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