16 Jun

Understanding activity based working

Understanding activity based working

With so many innovative new ways of running an office, it can difficult to nail down the methods that actually work. Activity based working (ABW), however, could be one of the best options for companies – with processes designed to boost staff productivity and communication. What is activity based working?   ABW is a strategy designed to give workers a choice of setting when they need to accomplish tasks. Instead of the one desk or cubicle per worker, ABW means establishing various areas for different tasks. There might be a standing desk for meetings, couches for more informal chats or large tables for working on computers. This isn’t a hot desking program, however, as …

5 Dec

Activity-Based Working – Lessons for the future

Pam Fleming - Fuji Xerox Australia
Customer & Market Insights
Activity-Based Working – Lessons for the future

In a luncheon held by Fuji Xerox Australia in Sydney recently, I was privileged to facilitate a discussion between a panel of industry experts who spoke about their experiences in the deployment of activity-based working within their own organisations. Discussions ranged from where to start (by talking to staff about their needs and peers about what they have learned in their own deployments) to how to measure and continually improve the experience. The overwhelming conclusion is that there is not a single “right” way to introduce flexible workspaces and there is not a “one size fits all” but we can all learn from each other. The panel was made up of professionals from …

13 Aug

Brave New Working

Brave New Working

In a recent report titled ‘Activity Based Working – The Hybrid Organisation: Buildings,’ –author Philip Ross – a commentator and consultant specialising in the impact of emerging technology on the world of work and the workplace – argues that ‘most of the assumptions and rules of the past are no longer valid.’ Work is becoming a process, not a place, and sustainability will be one of the key drivers of this change. In this day and age, as people are increasingly adopting flexible working schedules, it is not sustainable to have desks or offices empty. Nor is it sustainable to make commuting compulsory for employees, five days per week. However, there are other …

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The next generation of work opens the door to new opportunities and challenges. The workplace of tomorrow will be a transformed place where greater mobility, increased innovation, collaboration and employee flexibility will be key drivers of change. At Fuji Xerox Australia we help businesses integrate data, documents and business processes and turn tomorrow’s documents into knowledge. Nextwork explores the dawn of the ‘new working world’ and how we can successfully harness the opportunities and mitigate the challenges of tomorrow.

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