Tracking the Global Return to Work

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Tracking Space Utilization & Activity Levels

Global Workplace Utilization Rates: January 2020 - February 2021

This map view indicates what percent of each country's average utilization rate is at a given date, ranging from 0% of the average utilization to over 100% of their average utilization rate.

Top 10 Workplace Utilization Rate Increases

Week of February 7 - 14, 2021

CountryUtilization Rate Increase
Ukraine+300%
Argentina+107%
South Africa+73%
Ireland+61%
India+52%
Italy+50%
Hungary+50%
Mexico+48%
Norway+28%
Belgium+24%

Utilization Rates on the Rise

From January 2020 - February 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was a global a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Below are charts that show the workspace utilization trends since the beginning of the year for countries around the world.

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2020-2021 Global Occupancy Rates

February 2020 - February 2021

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Can Utilization Analytics Signal and Even Predict the Return to the Office?

Many organizations around the world have moved from the strategic phase of planning the return to the office into the tactical phase of laying out planning for which employees will be returning and when as well as solutions for keeping the work environment as safe as possible for occupants. The question is, when will we see the return happening?  

Start planning your return and recovery with the 2021 Workplace Planning Guide. This interactive workbook will give you practical guidance on creating your workplace strategy.

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A Data Science Driven Understanding of the Return to Work Timeline

During the pandemic, FM:Systems has been actively reviewing millions of square feet of this data as well as room booking trends from hundreds of organizations in an effort to understand how the spread of COVID-19 has impacted the utilization of real-estate globally.

Our FMS:Analytics solutions are monitoring and reporting on utilization for several hundred million square feet of office real estate globally.  These solutions include data science driven analysis of occupancy over-time as well as real-time insight into actual space usage. 

COVID-19 Resources for Facilities Management

The road to a safer workplace starts with creating a strategy. Learn more about how to prepare your workplace for a safe re-entry plan with resources from our COVID-19 resource library.

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Create a Safe Return to Work Plan

Harness the power of workplace analytics in both the creation and evolution of your safe space strategy