The concept of Activity Based Working environments versus traditional cubical style working environments has grown more and more popular over the past decade, with business owners reaping the benefits of happier staff, increased productivity, increased staff retention rates, and increased efficiency in work output across the business.
Activity Based Working (ABW) involves creating environments where space is flexibly shared among employees to encourage collaboration. Rather than sitting at an assigned desk or cube, employees in ABW environments are free to choose to work wherever they desire. That could mean using a collaboration space populated by lounges and coffee tables, or working at a standing desk. Depending on the nature of the day’s tasks, the employee may choose to work from home or from a nearby coffee shop.
When designing an effective Activity Based Working environment, business owners must consider the IT implications of this, and design a system that works, is reliable, and is most importantly, able to scale up easily as your business grows. IT Systems need to be flexible in their functionality so as not to hinder any benefits collaborative working provide to increased employee productivity.
OBT’s highly skilled team of IT Solutions Providers are well equipped to design, develop, build and maintain IT solutions to enhance ABW environments. OBT will audit your existing IT Systems, look at your user needs and devices currently used, and develop a new, robust and secure IT solution that will integrate all communications and file management across all devices and all employees in your business, making communication and collaboration seamless.
To discuss how OBT can assist you in developing an Activity Based Working environment to increase productivity in your business, contact one of our solutions consultants today.
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