Do you find you often sit in one spot without moving for the day?
It’s quite likely, because as creatures of habit we like to keep things the same with little change. But what if you could dramatically increase performance by tailoring you workspace to the task at hand?
Activity-Based Working (ABW) is a concept that has been around since the 90’s, which does just that. It provides people with spaces suited for what they’re working on; quiet spaces for focus work, collaborative spaces for group work within teams, and lounge furniture for people to relax and socialize.
However, as obvious as it seems, ABW is still largely underutilized despite its numerous benefits. The idea behind ABW is to create a flexible working environment that adapts to the needs of the worker, rather than the other way around. It allows employees to choose the environment that is most suited to their task, rather than being confined to a single desk or workstation.
One of the primary benefits of ABW is increased productivity. By allowing employees to work in an environment that is tailored to their specific task, they are able to focus more effectively and complete work more efficiently. This is particularly true for tasks that require concentration and focus, where a quiet workspace is essential.
ABW also fosters collaboration and teamwork. By providing a range of different spaces for employees to work in, it encourages them to work together on projects and share ideas. This can lead to increased innovation, as well as a more positive and supportive work environment.
In addition to these benefits, ABW also helps to promote a healthier work-life balance. By allowing employees to choose the environment that is most suitable for their work, they can avoid feeling stressed or burnt out from working in a less-than-ideal workspace.
Despite these clear benefits, ABW is still largely underutilized in many organizations. This is likely due to a number of factors, including a lack of understanding of what ABW is, a lack of investment in the necessary infrastructure, and resistance to change.
However, as our workspaces continues to evolve, it is becoming increasingly clear that ABW is a concept that is well worth exploring. By allowing employees to work in a flexible and adaptable environment, organizations can improve productivity, foster collaboration, and create a healthier work-life balance.
That’s why we created MotionOffice, a collection of products tailored to the needs of a spectrum of activities carried out in any workspace.
Whether it’s focus space, collaborative areas, lounge rooms or beyond, MotionOffice has a product designed for the task. Better yet, it’s in stock ready to ship in 48 hours! ⚡
Ready to move? See how MotionOffice can deliver exponential results in the health and well-being of your workforce. Your mind and body (and results) will thank you!