Research Policy

Our aim is to provide a rich and robust source of information for all our users and create a database that will become a valuable platform for further research. As that collection of comparative data grows, we aim to develop a resounding reputation for supporting relevant, timely, and visionary research on how people are working in the spaces provided for them.

So if you are an academic and would like to crunch some of our numbers, get in touch and outline your areas of interest. But we will at all times remain neutral, independent and dispassionate. Our services remain non-aligned and unbiased and we will never enter into any affiliations or agreements with other organisations that could compromise the integrity of our work, prejudice our impartiality in any way or compromise the confidentiality of the clients' organisations whose information we hold.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Protection of the environment in which we live and operate is important to us and we believe that the Leesman tools help build sustainable, appropriate and lasting workplaces. Care for the environment is a responsibility we all bear and is an important part of the way in which we do our business.

As a predominantly on-line business, we do not inherently have a high environmental impact but we will take consideration of environmental issues in the services we provide and endeavour to minimise our environmental impact wherever possible.

And because we believe that all should benefit from effective work environments, we offer a substantial discount on our Leesman Index product to Charitable organisations. Please feel free to contact us for further information if this is of interest to your organisation.

Confidentiality

Maintaining the confidentiality and anonymity of our clients and their staff who respond to our surveys is fundamental to our working practices and, unless otherwise stated, you should assume that we treat all information provided to us as confidential.

All personal identification connecting an individual record to an individual employee is removed and the submission completely anonymised as soon as we close the survey. The email address given by a respondent is only held for the duration of that survey to allow them to save a partial completion and return to it later, and to detect multiple submissions. Thereafter we keep no record of those email addresses and do not use them for any other purpose.

Clients can apply filters to their data based on information provided by employees such as department, age range or time with company. However in order to protect the anonymity of respondents, these data sets cannot be filtered down below five individual respondents.

All individual responses will be retained as anonymous data and aggregated to form part of the full Leesman database, to enable future project comparisons and prepare industry sector, regional and global benchmarking. At no point will this aggregated data link a single response or survey results to an individual within a client organisation. Project comparisons such as industry sector, location or building type will only be enabled once the sector size is sufficient to guarantee anonymity of client information.

The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every United Kingdom organisation processing personal data to register with the UK Information Commissioner's Office.

ICO Registration number Z2550906.

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