What happens when we decide for ourselves where and how we work? When it is no longer required to sit chained to the same desk?
According to the 'Well-being in the office' survey, most of us think that this is a great idea. A total of 86% say that they are very happy with this freedom of choice. But does this have an adverse impact on efficiency? No, on the contrary, and this is where it really gets interesting. Jennifer Magnolfi has researched this and studied office employees in 52 countries. The best results are achieved when people with different backgrounds are mixed together and preferably in environments unrelated to work like cafés and libraries. Seventy five per cent think they are more productive and a total of 80 per cent believe their business network improved. This has inspired many large companies to set up working environments with a clear feeling of familiarity. Amazon, an e-commerce company, has fitted the entire first floor of their new head office in Seattle with this in mind. Even banks are now getting in on the act: The American ING Direct bank has opened cafés adjacent to its office from where employees can sit and work. And business is blooming as never before! But keep in mind that a proper, activity-based office solution is not just about interior furnishings and design. At Kinnarps, our Next Office Activity Based Working concept takes into account everything related to workplaces, from management and technology to architecture and environment and even the view.
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