Today’s workplace has to attract new workers and millennials and provide the choices to make employees both happy and productive, but a successful office environment is far more than just new furniture designs, big windows and bright colors. The best designers and top workplace consultants use data to create a look and to shape an experience that engages workers and sets the stage for collaboration and innovation. This data comes from multiple sources, has to be carefully analyzed and interpreted, and is the key to transforming walls, desks and rooms into the place people want to work and the source of an organization’s success.

Listen in as top workplace consultant Janet Pogue and analytics architect Jeremy Deyo discuss the different kinds of data that inform workplace design, as they share examples of how data makes a difference in transforming the traditional office environment, and how data are used as feedback to tweak and course-correct renovations and implementations. Join the discussion as they answer questions about how these data are combined to solve specific problems and promote the desired culture and outcomes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Types of data: passive, anecdotal, interactive, observational, and digital
  • Examples of use within workplace design and transformation
  • Combining multiple data and forecasts
  • Taking action based on pre- and post-change data and observations

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Janet Pogue McLaurin Janet Pogue McLaurin, AIA, IIDA, LEED® AP
Principal, Global Workplace Leader, Gensler

Janet is focused on many of Gensler’s workplace and headquarters projects. She was instrumental in Gensler’s 2008, 2013 and 2016 Workplace Surveys and in developing the Workplace Performance Index® tool, which measures workplace effectiveness. Janet takes an active role on key projects across the firm and is responsible for strategic planning, mobility studies, and innovative workplace environments.

jeremy deyo agilquest

Jeremy Deyo
Application Architect, AgilQuest

For more than 13 years, Mr. Deyo has helped organizations meet their goals by collecting and analyzing data to produce insights for making strategic business decisions. Jeremy’s technical expertise in software and databases allows him access to the details of actual data and processes while his business expertise in telecommunications and operations allows him to understand what that data is really saying about the organization and how that data impacts operations and performance. Mr. Deyo specializes in business intelligence platform development to harness the power of data and technology to produce meaningful reports and information for business unit direction.