The next step, after adding WorkPoints to your office, is to add tags and links. Think of Tags as hashtags - you use them to describe the WorkPoint. Links are used to connect individual WorkPoints into groups.
Tagging WorkPoints provides the Analytics with an extra layer of information. Consider how you'll want to sort your data — tags break WorkPoints into categories to allow for comparisons to be made.
Here are some Tag category and Tag examples:
- Space | Informal Seating, Space | Meeting Room, Space | Cafe, Space | Project Room
- Use "environmental" tags to help identify surrounding conditions, for exampe: Environment | Windows,
- Use resource tags to identify what's available to workers, for example: Resources | Monitor, Resources | AV
To Create a Tag:
1. Select one or more Seats to tag and click the Tags menu on the right side of the floor plan.
2. In the dialog box fill out the required fields:
3. Create a Category and add a Tag, for example Category: Furniture, Tag: Rolling Chair
4. Click the + Button to add the tags to the selected Seats
Note: If a Category or Tag already exist, they will pre-populate as you type.
When you're done, your tags will show in the tag menu when Seats are selected. You can also click the tags to select the corresponding Seats. You'll use these tags to help you sort and view your data.
Note: If you've already started collecting data and you're adding tags at a later date, only the data after the tags were added will include the tags. Complete the following to apply your tags to the earlier data (based on the start date):
Navigate to your WorkPlaces page and scroll right to the edit features.
- Click the "Update Tags" button.
- Depending on the size of WorkPlace database, this may take up to 24 hours to process.
Linking multiple WorkPoints allows them to work as a single sensor. This means if one WorkPoint in a link is Active, they will all be Active. Linking WorkPoints does not eliminate the data collected by the individual WorkPoints but instead gives you the option of looking at both data. A common reason to Link WorkPoints is when collecting data on rooms. You may want to gather data on anytime the room is in use --by any number of workers, vs wanting to know how many workers are present.
To Link WorkPoints (on the FloorPlan):
1. Unlock the Floorplan
2. Select any number of WorkPoints
3. In the Info box at the top of the FloorPlan, click the Chain Link button
4. Give the Link a unique name and Save
Moving forward, a new link will appear in your analytics as a Tag. The Analytics can be toggled between showing the data with Links or with Separated Links.