Years ago, we were involved in a very interesting process – “Daily Parking Lot Surveys.” What we found was that on the first two working days of the year, parking lots were 100% occupied and there was 100% attendance at work. If you miss this window, you won't be able to correctly answer what your true capacity for growth for your site is in the coming year - you'll be left guessing.
This is important because parking lot capacity is the true barometer of a facility’s occupancy capacity. What you will find is that there may be more cars than your approved headcount due to contract workers, vendors, temporary workers, and so on. In 2017, Capacity Planning is starting to re-emerge as companies start to gear up for significant hiring after an 8-year hiatus.
We will continue to post blogs, webinars, and white papers on capacity planning during the year. Hopefully, you will be able to pick up some more pointers, so keep an eye out!