Activity based working is the best way to get the most out of a workforce that is invariably made up of a mix of personalities and different approaches to work.
This is becoming a more popular way to design an office and overcome the myriad problems with the most common office layout: open plan.
Unfortunately, open plan offices contribute to lower rates of productivity, affected concentration, less face to face interaction and more instances of illness.
For example, studies have shown that workers in an open plan office are 15 percent less productive than those in other types of workspaces.
On the other hand, activity based working can boost the output of your staff by about a third, and reduce costs associated with fitting out your office.
Here are some things to think about if you are planning on utililising an activity based working model for your Sydney office fit-out.
There Must Be Adequate Space
A number of activity-based workplaces balance the number of workstations precariously.
This means that staff often battle it out for the best spots to work, chairs at desks or bench space. Unfortunately, the lack of space is a byproduct of poor design and planning.
Therefore, it’s imperative that you allow for enough workspace to cater for all of your employees. Staff who aren’t able to work in a space that suits them will not be anywhere near as productive as they could be.
Work with a professional Sydney office design and fit-out company to achieve the best results when it comes to designing your activity based working environment.
You Need to Cater to Different Types
The idea of activity-based working is based on the fact that people all work differently, and approach tasks in different ways.
Therefore, you must have a variety of different working spaces, suited to different kinds of projects and different individuals.
These can include quiet working, collaborative and social working, relaxed working and whatever other styles you’d like to tailor to your workforce.
Connectivity is a Must
Activity based working simply cannot happen if the connectivity in your workplace is not up to scratch.
For example, each different working area must enjoy a modern, business internet connection, as well as adequate ports for charging laptops and devices.
Without these facilities, your employees will not be able to complete their work as effectively as possible.
Implement Natural Elements
The benefits of plants and natural light for your staff are enormous.
Whether your office is open plan, activity based or some other type of design, the positives of natural elements should always be taken advantage of.
Plants in the office can help to boost the mood of your employees, promote relaxation and improve the air quality.
Moreover, natural light is linked to better sleep patterns, less illness in the office and a brighter, happier working environment.
To discuss an activity based working design for your Sydney office fit-out, get in touch with Niche Projects here.