With Iva Kleinová and
Matúš Konečný, HB Reavis
Measuring productivity of knowledge workers, who may not have measurable work outputs, is difficult. Perceived productivity seems to be a viable proxy for understanding environmental effects on productivity. We developed and tested an experience-sampling application to measure the productivity of our employees in Bratislava, Slovakia and London.
HB Reavis SqWe measured how productivity relates to space and type of activity as our company moved from traditional closed offices to activity-based spaces. The most frequently performed activity – individual work – was most productive during home office, while even informal spaces outperformed current hot desks. We discuss the use of the results and methods for our workspace consulting and value-based discussions with workspace tenants, and consider further research.
Iva Kleinová currently leads a team of researchers in the international workspace provider company HB Reavis headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Iva’s career had encompassed working as a Business Analyst for McKinsey & Company in Prague, Czech Republic, an independent consultant for the New York City Fire Department, a consultant for the Mayor of Newark, NJ. She has also interned at the United Nations Development Program.
Matúš Konečný is a researcher currently focusing on measuring workplace performance and utilizing employee indoor positioning data to drive organizational change.
With background in psychology and cognitive science, Matus has been developing quantitative methods and analytical tools for HB Reavis workplace advisory services and smart building solutions. A dedicated humanist, apprentice of rationality and a sci-fi fan.