OpenSensors has produced a best practice guide that discusses how to solve the space utilisation challenge with technology.
The guide explores the key buying decisions when integrating workspace occupancy technology and covers everything from types of space utilisation sensors, key metrics to monitor and how to get started on a project.
The task of ensuring available space by monitoring desk and meeting room utilisation has been a logistical challenge for many facility and real estate teams. The advent of new low power wireless connectivity and the unobtrusive GDPR compliant occupancy sensors that are replacing cumbersome manual tactics to solve this problem are also covered in the OpenSensors' best practice guide.
Using data to drive workplace optimisation
The guide also points to the fact that a comprehensive space management strategy, based on historical data, enables businesses to make decisions about the current needs of a facility and forecast for the future.
An OpenSensors' spokesperson said of the guide: "Before an organisation considers making iterative, impactful changes to its work environment, there are key factors that must be benchmarked.
"Monitoring utilisation rates and person to desk ratios provide an organisation with the ability to make broad, informed decisions about their real estate portfolio.
"This guide details best practices to deploy smart building technology and explains key metrics to monitor and types of workspace utilisation sensors, so companies can make data driven decisions to efficiently optimise workspace. I believe the OpenSensors' best practice guide is essential reading for anyone who wants to get the best usage for their workspaces."