Activity based working: Step 2 of 16
Less time spent at desks means fewer desks, which in turn means less office space required. Every office is different, but reduced space has a knock-on effect on other property related costs. Put a tick next to the areas where your business could save:
Activity based working stat: Dutch insurance company Interpolis reported a 45% reduction in space and a 24% reduction in occupancy costs per year.
With employees no longer tied to their desks, there’s likely to be more communication and collaboration as team members move around the workspace.
By providing a range of spaces designed for specific tasks, like quiet work, employees will be able to concentrate better, with a higher quality output.
A more dynamic workplace, with varied settings will be more engaging for staff, visitors and stakeholders.
New talent is always attracted to flexible and creative ways of working, while existing staff will be more likely to stay if they feel their workplace meets their needs, both professionally and personally.
Many offices are designed for only two activities: sitting at a desk or having meetings. An activity based workplace is designed to facilitate the different types of work your business needs, increasing productivity across a broader spectrum of work.
Give staff the time and a quiet space to think and they’ll generate a host of ideas. Activity Based Working is all about flexibility and choice of work environment, making it suitable for both extraverts and introverts in the office.
In 2012, workers took, on average, six days off sick. If you can offer staff flexible working and the option to work where they want when they want, there’s a good chance sick days will reduce significantly.
A smaller property footprint significantly reduces a company’s carbon footprint through a reduction in energy, services and materials in an office.
Activity based working stat: Software company Autodesk is saving $1 million every two years due to the environmental design of their Activity Based Working UK headquarters.