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Activity-based working solutions

07 Dec 2020

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Activity-based working is a cost-saving, productivity enhancing business strategy that provides people with a choice of settings for a variety of workplace activities.

Activity-based working allows employees to choose from a variety of different working environments, depending on the task at hand. It encourages the use of different spaces, encouraging productivity. 

For it to work a strong leadership team is needed, instilling trust and flexibility. No employee ‘owns’ their own workstation, but the broader office workspace provides employees with a variety of activity areas that help them carry out specific tasks, including learning, focusing, collaborating and socialising.

Managers must actively help their employees overcome their resistance to a change and ensure that they feel as, if not more, empowered and engaged from a work and social perspective. For activity based working to be successful, it must be relevant to staff, reflecting who they are and what they do. 

The arrival of Covid-19 has meant that doing this in a safe and effective way was vital. This is where the GoBright booking system comes into its own. A smart technology booking solution that is agile and easily integrated with almost all existing IT systems, Go Bright enables swift and hassle-free room booking, desk booking and visitor registration.

In modern offices people work, collaborate, meet, connect and often above all want to be inspired. Innovative techniques can be applied in a workspace to improve the working environment, increasing the comfort and productivity amongst employees and helping management understand their behaviour. These technologies communicate with each other, the employees and the IT infrastructure of the company. Everything and everyone is interconnected. 

Using an app, employers can determine which work settings are available and best suit their needs. Built-in analytics can determine trends such as the busiest times or days of the week, providing advanced notice of what is needed and when, which makes the scaling up and down of cleaning services seamless, while employees can guarantee that they have the room or desk they require at the right time, and with the right people, without needing to contact reception.

For more information about our desk and room booking technology, contact POS Interiors.