How could Cisco increase its headcount by 15% yet reduce it’s square footage by 30% – and thus save the company over $200M in annual operating expenses? Was it a matter of jamming more people into less space? No. The reduction in space was a result of analytics that captured the behavior and business needs of Cisco employees and gave the company insight into the level of utilization, adding demographics, and sensor data to the analytical mix. The result? True occupancy levels that drive better decisions for location and workplace design. The following article explains how Cisco used analytics and benchmarking data to improve total cost per person as well as workspace effectiveness.