Anatomy of Occupancy Analytics

Measure. Correct. Analyse. Evidence.

Our guide to using the Anatomy

The essential guide to understanding occupancy

Welcome to the Anatomy of Occupancy Analytics

This resource is for anyone involved in occupancy. It is for workplace planners and real estate portfolio strategists; operations directors and facility managers; transformation leaders and digital workplace specialists; community curators and finance directors.

The information is presented in a number of ways to make it as easy as possible to access:

  • The story so far provides fictitious examples based on real experiences that bring out why these topics are important and how they can impact space decision making
  • Two reference sections – the fundamentals and the anatomy – provide a linear text-book like route through the content
  • Worked examples support both the reference sections and the stories to illustrate key concepts with practical examples
  • The glossary provides a quick way of accessing the core definitions upon which the resource is built

For more information, see our guide to using the anatomy, or go ahead and browse the resource using the menu at the top.

The story so far...



Structured in two sections, the Fundamentals covering the basic concepts and definitions, and the Anatomy discussing the four essential components of Occupancy Analytics.


Recent updates

The Anatomy is a constant work in progress. To help you keep up to date, here are the most recent sections we have been working on:
  • 24 June, 2022
  • Measure what is important; don't make important what you can measure.Robert S. McNamara Understanding occupancy has never been more important. It is the fundamental driver of space demand and ther [...]
    22 September, 2019
  • Having established the Fundamentals, this section explores the practicalities of gathering data and the various methods that can be employed to analyze the data. The ultimate goal is to provide evide [...]
    22 September, 2019
  • The Anatomy of Occupancy Analytics project was conceived in late 2017 by Chris Lees in an attempt to bring greater consistency and rigour to the application of data and evidence in understanding occu [...]
    22 September, 2019