WRxSafe Series Pt 2. Analysis Tools
Updated: Jul 21
In this post we dive deeper into our analysis tools: Zones, Heat maps, and reports. Using these three tools, you can begin to identify the current 'health' of your office and plan for the future. So how does it work?
We need to identify where your employees could be before we can define where they should be. Our auto-zone tool identifies all seating locations at the click of a button. We can also adjust the size of the zone to account for geographic differences in social distancing standards. We can then add a dynamic zone along circulation paths to identify bottlenecks. The result: a snapshot of your office's function. After we have built the zones, we can then layer on our heat map.
Our second step in analysis is to heat map the space. What this does is very quickly visualize safe and unsafe areas, by marking those safe areas as green and unsafe as red. (Don't be surprised if most of your office shows up red! The whole reason why you are here in the first place is because your office is not safe.) This heat map is also dynamic, so as we begin to improve the layout, more and more sections will turn green. We have found that the heat map is easily understood and a great way to socialize your ideas with team members.
The final analysis tool we use is the report function. This keeps track of two metrics: Capacity and safe/unsafe workstations. For capacity, we highlight what your pre-covid capacity was and compare that to your post-covid capacity. This allows you to see not only the number of available workstations, but also arms you with statistics to present a high level report to your team. You can answer: What will our office capacity drop by? - By 80% (potentially). Second, as we work with you to improve your layout, we keep track of how many seats are still unsafe. Our goal is to make sure that 0 workstations are unsafe, and the maximum # of workstations are safe.
The three tools set the foundation for our plan. They allow us to have an informed conversation about your space - identifying areas of concern, and setting quantitative standards. Because they are dynamic, as we move into the planning stages, we can constantly refer back to them to track our progress. With WRxSafe, you can plan your return-to-work strategy.