Robin Quantifies In-Person Collaboration With the Workplace Collaboration Score

Data-driven score demonstrates how individual workplaces enable collaboration among employees – and how offices stack up against one another

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Robin, the workplace management leader, launched the Workplace Collaboration Score (CollabScore), the industry’s first data-driven tool to inform how well a workplace enables collaboration among employees and benchmark them against other organizations. By leveraging 700 million data points from tens of thousands of workplaces around the globe, Robin can quantify whether offices are creating the in-person collaboration leaders desire. When companies can measure their office collaboration, they can better facilitate more in-person interactions, which leads to more innovation, more teamwork, and better business outcomes.

“Businesses continue to iterate on return-to-office (RTO) policies, but to what end? Executive teams still don’t have insight into how their workplace investments affect the bottom line. The CollabScore turns the subjective collaboration question into a quantitative score so workplace leaders can compare against best-in-class and take the appropriate actions, if needed, to adjust their office policies, footprint, and layout,” Micah Remley, CEO of Robin, said.

Robin’s research reveals some truth behind employee’s concerns about returning to offices. In addition to the fact that offices continue to have occupancy far below pre-pandemic levels, Robin found that 53% of office meetings are solo with a single occupant on a video conference call. Robin also found that 25% of employees go to the office and sit alone, far from other employees. If an employee travels to an office to sit by themselves and attend solo video conference calls, it’s fair for them to ask whether it is worth the commute. Robin’s CollabScore allows leadership and workplace leaders to see if their office strategy is succeeding in the 3 main factors that drive in-person collaboration.

The Three Pillars of Collaboration

Empirical evidence shows that in-person collaboration is highest when three elements are present:

Workplace Occupancy measures the overall density and vibrancy of the office, a key element to collaboration. The more people are present, the more collaboration takes place.

Planned Collaboration calculates the percentage of meetings containing two or more people versus an entirely virtual meeting. Research shows that in-person meetings are more effective and lead to increased participation and creativity.

Ad hoc Collaboration tracks the average number of employees sitting in proximity to one another. According to Northwestern University, when employees sit close to high-performing team members, their performance also increases.

Robin’s platform analyzes these data points, and a proprietary algorithm produces a score that takes the customer beyond the simple analytics of occupancy or their office policies. The CollabScore together with Robin’s advanced analytics offering, allows customers to see where companies fall short and adjust their workplace strategy, including:

Real estate footprint

Office layout

Seating arrangements and team spaces

Hybrid work policy

to ensure a maximum return on their workplace and people investment.

Learn more about Robin’s Workplace Collaboration Score here.

About Robin

Robin is the workplace management platform streamlining workplace processes for enhanced productivity. With industry-leading desk and room booking software, alongside intelligent workplace automation and analytics, our platform empowers your employees to reserve anything they need at the office. Since 2014, thousands of global organizations have trusted Robin for sustainable and scalable workplace optimization.

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