The continued demand for activity-based working (ABW)
According to a report on ‘Immersive Planning’ by Knoll, Inc., “An increase in group work and an eye on real estate expense are driving a shift to open-plan environments and greater numbers of unassigned workspaces.”
This shift has, in turn, led to the emergence of hotdesking, co-working spaces and flexible working, e.g. working from home, with the modern employee now wanting to choose how they spend the duration of their work day.
A popular buzz term of the moment, titled: 'activity-based working (ABW)', "involves looking at how people work, where they work best, and investing time and money in making the best of that environment," comments, Louis Lhoest, Managing Partner at Veldhoen+ via the Guardian. If you can build your office to work in a multitude of ways for your employees, then the resulting outcome could be invaluable. And, furthermore, employees who choose to work from home frequently may well be enticed back into the office if the environment is right for their personal working needs.
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