Activity-based offices

The communication society has influenced office design. The traditional office is designed for two activities: independent work at desks, and meetings. By contrast, an activity-based office is designed to enable meetings outside of a designated space, facilitate various types of work and promoting continuous movement and change, which increases productivity in the long term.

Activity-based offices are planned and based on open spaces supplemented with areas where everyone chooses a suitable location for different activities. The various areas are designed so that they can quickly and easily be adapted to various needs and for meetings, communication and concentrated work.

More and more organisations are transforming their office environments to support new, modern ways of working. Activity-based offices can save space and increase flexibility in staffing, while also offering environments for both meetings and concentrated work. Making offices activity-based is as much about new ways of working and new culture as it is about architecture and furniture. Is it suitable for all activities? Is it good for the working environment, and what do you do to achieve a positive process?