Occupancy & Utilization and Workspace Satisfaction Measurement
We observed and measured how 170 employees at Pixel Federation use their extraordinary space in Bratislava.
Take a look at some of the aspects of workspace utilization, occupancy and satisfaction we analyzed at Pixelfederation.
Pixelfederation’s office space is considered one of the most progressively designed offices in Bratislava and the management as well as employees are actively engaged in the constant improvement of their workplace. We approached our research as a great learning opportunity and left with several open questions to further explore in the near future.
We used two data collection methods: structured participant observation and a workplace satisfaction survey. The occupancy and utilization of the space was measured every hour for 10 business days. The satisfaction survey was filled out by the vast majority of employees. The company has been growing rapidly in the past months and we found a rising need to balance collaboration and private work spaces in their future space.
One of the most interesting findings was the meeting room underutilization. We found out that only one of the meeting rooms was used more than half of the time.
Another interesting result was the size of meetings. The majority of meetings at Pixelfederation are held one on one.
The satisfaction survey revealed that more than 70% of respondents are overall satisfied with their workspace environment. 84 % stated that their office allows for easy exchange of information and knowledge and 87% agreed that it supports an easy access to management. Additionally, more than 85% of respondents agreed that the variety of rooms supports all kinds of collaborative activities.
Areas of major dissatisfaction were a lack of privacy and problems with noise. 53% of respondents were dissatisfied with the level of audio privacy for phone calls and sensitive conversations. 41% of respondents said they lacked space for having such conversations. Additionally, 39% were dissatisfied with the level of visual privacy.
Pixelfederation offers their employees plenty of variability and flexibility to adjust the space to their needs. The staircase as well as the internal gym area supports wellbeing and health. The company has been growing rapidly in the past months and we found a rising need to balance collaboration and private work spaces in the future space.