Published in a new report, the study highlights how corporations are struggling to manage office space efficiently as the trend towards agile and flexible working gathers momentum.
The publication claims to explore methods for responding through office space utilisation techniques, including the latest tech and data applications.
Previous research by Abintra has revealed that corporations waste as much as 30 per cent of office space and two thirds of meeting room space because of under-utilisation.
The report suggests that companies are learning to get by with fewer people and need less space per worker as they allow more employees to work flexible hours, or work at home.
While real estate managers would like to rationalise the amount of space being used, or to make better use of it, the report points out that doing so is increasingly complex.
Density can vary significantly due to various factors such as the nature of work, building codes and even the use of space as a reward for more senior personnel.
Calculating how much space is actually required depends on working out how space is currently used and how it could be adapted.