Background: Inspired by the work of Dr. Peter Bacevice, Director of Research at HLW International and a fellow at the University of Michigan’s Center for Positive Organizations, Multimer is expanding the application of its technology to Dr. Bacevice’s concept of the “thriving workplace.”
Question: How can we use cognitive and experiential data to define notions of productivity in the workplace, specifically to measure times and locations of focus, collaboration, socializing, and learning?
Results: Multimer first piloted this concept by measuring the experience in its own summer workspace, a mission-driven media accelerator called Matter. While Matter has carefully designed and iterated the design of its office spaces to optimize for productivity and a feeling of community, it still sought additional quantitative data to demonstrate the efficacy of its workspace design. Multimer has produced a preliminary visualization of the workspace experience and will release a workspace analysis in the coming weeks. It is also in talks with some major workspaces and workspace design firms to expand this work across work sites and work campuses.