Workplace Data; Perception and realities


During a well attended event at the Planon office in Nijmegen, both Planon and Leesman delivered a presentation with good and interesting content about the topic: Workplace Data: Perception and Realities. Click below picture to read/download a PDF of the combined presentations.

After that the attendees were invited to participate in a so called "Spaghetti Challenge (a.k.a. Marshmallow Challenge)". Whereby the 6 groups were divided over 6 rooms that had been prepared with different 'booby traps' like: very hot, very cold, way too much CO2, Call center noises, 2-teams in a room (crowded) and one room had all the right comfort.

The attendees were asked to build their spaghetti towers in those rooms and afterwards Leesman conducted a mini-version of their questionnaire and Planon had measured all the physical parameters (temperature, CO2 level, etc) of the rooms. 
Based on those measures (of course statistically absolutely not valid) feedback was given to the attendees.

Feedback from a future CRE Professional:

"The event "Workplace Data: perception and realities' attracted my interest because it is in line with the subject of my thesis. For my thesis I explore  to what extent data on environmental conditions can be collected and how this data can contribute to an office environment where people perform better.

During the event the marshmallow test was performed in which we unconsciously, but actually a bit conscious, were influenced by the physical environment. A very interesting test, especially because it once again became clear how the environment affects our performance. Remarkable results between the reality and the perception of a good working environment were uncovered. For instance, an extremely unhealthy working environment (with CO2 values ​​higher than 2,000 ppm) was not detected, while it certainly has an impact on the performance.

This then gave plenty to talk for the next networking event. That was a great opportunity for me to expand my network and meet interesting people for my research. Overall, an interesting day, in both content and network area.

Maarten van Dijk
MSc Facility Management student at Wageningen University"

As usual the event was followed by drinks and networking. Below are some pictures taken during the event. 
(Click on a thumbnail to open/download a larger size photo).

Welcome and Presentations:



The Spaghetti Challenge:



Feedback, conclusions and networking:



(English language version below)

Beste leden,

Vandaag de dag kan met sensoren en slim gebruik van the Internet of Things (IoT) bijna alles gemeten en inzichtelijk gemaakt worden. De temperatuur van de werkplek, het CO2-niveau en de bezettingsgraden. Maar meten we ook hoe effectief een werkomgeving eigenlijk is? En op welke wijze kan dit invloed hebben op uw vastgoedbeslissingen?

Op donderdagmiddag 13 oktober organiseert CoreNet Global Benelux Chapter de bijeenkomst ‘Workplace Data; Perception and realities’. Tijdens deze bijeenkomst nemen Leesman en Planon u mee in de wereld van Workplace Data; objectieve data over de prestaties van het gebouw, data over de perceptie van gebruikers en de praktische toepassing daarvan voor het vastgoed in uw organisatie. Het belooft een inspirerende bijeenkomst te worden! Bekijk het programma hieronder:


 15.30 – 16.00 uur Ontvangst 
 16.00 – 16.30 uur Wat is de waarde van werkomgeving? 
Werkplekbezetting, kosten en klachten zijn vaak al goed in beeld, maar hoe effectief is die werkomgeving? Gideon van der Burg, Managing Director Benelux bij Leesman, gaat in op de perceptie van de gebruiker en geeft u inzicht hoe een effectieve werkomgeving eruit ziet. 
 16.30 – 17.00 uur Workplace realities and perception 
Wat is Workplace Data en wat is nu daadwerkelijk de toegevoegde waarde van het koppelen van uw gebouwdata aan gebruikersdata? Erik Jaspers, Product Strategy & Innovation Officer bij Planon & lid van de Raad van Toezicht van de IFMA Foundation, neemt u mee in de trends van Workplace Data en de mogelijkheden voor uw vastgoed.
 17.00 – 17.45 uur Office safari – experience Workplace Data
Welke impact heeft de fysieke werkomgeving op de prestatie van jou en van je team. Ervaar het zelf met een Team Challenge rondom samenwerken, creativiteit en innovatie.
 17.45 – 18.15 uur Workplace Data – the link between realities and perception
Wat zijn daadwerkelijk de hiaten tussen realiteit en perceptie? Afsluitend presenteren Erik Jaspers en Gideon van der Burg - op basis van objectieve meet- en sensordata uit de Planon-software en de index van Leesman - de resultaten van de ‘Office safari’. 
 18.15 – 19.00 uur Netwerken & drinks



Kantoor Planon Nijmegen

Planon - Wijchenseweg 8, 6537 TL Nijmegen

Het hoofdkantoor van Planon ligt direct aan de afslag 1A van de A73 met voldoende parkeergelegenheid rond het gebouw. Komt u met de trein? Vanaf Vanaf station Nijmegen Dukenburg bent u lopend in vijf minuten bij Planon. 

Het aantal plaatsen is beperkt. Klik hier om u aan te melden. 
Ook relevant voor uw collega? Meld hem/haar gerust aan.

Graag tot ziens op donderdag 13 oktober.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Planon Software
David Stillebroer, Director Product Management

Gideon van der Burg, Managing Director Benelux

CoreNet Global Benelux Chapter
Pieter Foekens, voorzitter


(English text version)

Dear members,

Nowadays almost anything can be measured and pictured with the use of sensors and clever application of Internet of Things (IoT). The temperature of the workspace, the CO2 level and the occupation percentages. But do we also measure how effective the work environment actually is? And in what ways could this affect your real estate decisions?

Thursday afternoon October 13th. CoreNet Global Benelux Chapter organizes the event ‘Workplace Data; Perception and realities’. During this event Leesman and Planon guide you into the world of Workplace Data; objective data about the performance of the building, data about the perception of users and the practical application of it in your organization's real estate. It has all the marks of becoming an inspiring event. Have a look at the program below:


 15.30 – 16.00 hour Reception 
 16.00 – 16.30 hour What is the value of the work environment? 
Workplace occupation, costs and complaints are typically well known, yet how effective is the work environment? Gideon van der Burg, Managing Director Benelux at Leesman, adresses the perception of the user and gives you insight in what an effective workplace looks like. 
 16.30 – 17.00 hour Workplace realities and perception 
What is Workplace Data and what is actually the added value of linking your building data to your user data? Erik Jaspers, Product Strategy & Innovation Officer at Planon & member of the Supervisory Board of the IFMA Foundation, will introduce you to the trends in Workplace Data and its possibilities for your real estate.
 17.00 – 17.45 hour Office safari – experience Workplace Data
What impact does the physical work environment have on the achievements of you and your team. Experience it first-hand during a Team Challenge relating to co-operation, creativity and innovation.
 17.45 – 18.15 hour Workplace Data – the link between realities and perception
What are the actual gaps between reality and perception? In closing-out Erik Jaspers en Gideon van der Burg will present the outcome of the Office Safari - based on objectieve measure and sensor data from the Planon software and the Leesman Index. 
 18.15 – 19.00 hour Netwerking & drinks



Kantoor Planon Nijmegen

Planon - Wijchenseweg 8, 6537 TL Nijmegen

Planon's headquarters is situated directly at the exit 1A from the highway A73 and has plenty of parking facilities around the building. Are you arriving by train? From the station Nijmegen Dukenburg it is only a five minute walk to the Planon office.

The number of seats is limited. Click here to register. 
Also of interest to a colleague? Feel free to register him/her too.

We look forward to meeting you on Thursday October 13th. 

With kind regards,

Planon Software
David Stillebroer, Director Product Management

Gideon van der Burg, Managing Director Benelux

CoreNet Global Benelux Chapter
Pieter Foekens, chair