One common Space Utilization metric used when trying to optimize space distribution is looking at Density across Buildings and Floors. Density is a calculation of the average area per assigned person, and can be used as a benchmark to understand how well you compare across your own buildings from site to site, or compare with others across an industry.
As you develop your space inventory and begin performing assignments, you will see Density being calculated for you in InVision. Density is a calculation of:
"The sum of Net Assignable Area divided by Occupant Count - Expressed as area per person"
This is calculated at both the floor level and also at the building level.
Depending on the Industry you are in, there may be different types of benchmarks to measure your own density against. You can see a couple studies which break down the considerations for employee space allocation here:
- GSA Workplace Utilization and Allocation (Federal & Private Sector)
- Financial Services Workplace Study by HOK
As a space manager you can also use the Space Standard capability of InVision to create the intended average space allocation for different classes of assignable space, which can help quickly show suitable space for certain job functions or titles. This allows you to get a little more granular about average area by role, as opposed to only using density to understand average area across all occupants and spaces.