Data Analysis can contribute to employee wellbeing

Benoît Mesognon, data scientist at Paris based member CDB has recently compared the link between data analysis and mathematical calculations and how these two areas of expertise can have an impact on optimising the layout of workspaces.

CDB work on all kinds of projects and the data at their disposal such as the size of the premises, the ratio of square meters to the number of employees, the occupancy rate of the various spaces, the ratio of open to closed offices or all the usage data after project delivery are opportunities to improve the performance of the premises in order to offer the best solution to the end user.

There are few spaces that have not been investigated. The arrival of presence sensors, the generalisation of messaging, the accumulation of quantitative and qualitative data makes a more mathematical approach to projects necessary.

Mesognon has reported “Each sector of activity has its peculiarities and constraints. Even if each customer has specific requests, thanks to the cross-checking of the data of the delivered projects, it is possible to identify recurring elements. This makes it possible to outline, from the first contact with a new client, a proposal that meets their needs as closely as possible, which can then be adapted according to specific expectations. Capitalising on past experiences also makes it possible to advise them more efficiently. In general, anything that shows the interaction of employees with each other and the use they make of the premises is relevant.”

Data analysis helps to place the right spaces in the right place. Thanks to it, it is for example possible to prevent a workspace where employees need to concentrate from not being adopted as a passageway. It is also a way of identifying areas that will be “neglected” by employees, because they lack natural light or are far from the “heart” of the company.

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