A report showcasing the responses to activity-based working (ABW) has found that workplaces and employees who embrace such an environment are more likely to experience higher levels of productivity compared to their counterparts.
‘The rise and rise of ABW: Reshaping the physical, virtual and behavioural workspace’ report, conducted by the independent workplace authority group, Leesman – in partnership with IFMA Sweden and Tenant and Partner Sweden, surveyed more than 70,000 employees in a 12 month period across 598 workplaces and found that 66 per cent of employees claim to be able to work more productively due to the state of their workspaces – compared to the 43 per cent that admit to being attached to their workstations.
CEO of Leesman, Tim Oldman, commented: “Giving employees the freedom to move around in the spaces provided could significantly increase their engagement levels and performance. However, productivity levels will remain stagnant if employees aren’t encouraged to break the ingrained habit of only ever working in one place. Organisations should not underestimate the pivotal importance of behavioural change in delivering a successful outcome.”
Read the full report here