Utilization data is essential to user-centric workplace design and the comprehensive and continuous optimization of workspaces. Analyses of usage reports on desks, meeting rooms and other facilities helps in understanding how facilities are actually used. Analysis helps with discovering the true need for space, where costs can be cut and where improvement is needed. Collected data enables reasoned and correct dimensioning of workspaces.

While utilization rates can be measured on a one-off basis, continuous measurement enables better identification of changing needs and faster implementation of changes. Measurement can be automated using wireless sensors or based on workplace observation which also enables the observation of working methods and practices. Measurement data can be viewed and compared to targets even daily with an easy-to-use and comprehensive reporting portal.

Main benefits:
• Accurate fact-based data for space optimization, planning and for the creation of different space usage scenarios.
• Space optimization and continuous development based on facts not only brings cost savings but also improves user experience.
• Identification of organizational differences in space utilization.
• Keep the right mix of different spaces: identify which areas are over- or underutilized.
• Quantify work activities.
• Evaluate your change project's impact with a before-and-after space utilization study.

Workplace utilization rate measurement, including analyses and reporting, is a user-friendly fact-based method of identifying how space is typically used and what challenges there may be. It also provides data for decision-making. In the service, we work together with Rapal, an expert in built environments.

Utilization measurement is suitable for the changing needs of modern work environments and it is part of Martela's PodBooth as a Service, optimization service to ensure appropriate investments and best use of the booth.