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The modern workplace - emerging trends shaping the way we work
Workplace trends are constantly evolving, and it's important for businesses to stay on top of them in order to stay competitive. Some of the most notable trends to watch in 2023 include remote work, collaboration tools, artificial intelligence and automation, employee wellness, workplace diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. Remote work, for instance, is becoming the new norm as many companies have discovered the benefits of allowing employees to work from home, such as increased flexibility, reduced costs, and the ability to attract top talent from anywhere in the world.
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The advantages of Activity Based Working are well documented: staff feel more trusted and therefore more motivated; the amount of space required is reduced which can allow for real estate savings or ‘spaceless growth’, and quality of work improves as employees can collaborate or remove distractions more effectively.

Switching to a new way of working is never easy, and the importance of a well thought through change management process cannot be underestimated.

In our latest blog post, we share best practice of what a change management process looks like and how Gustav can help as a tool.

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What is Activity Based Working?

What is activity based working?

Activity Based Working is a way of designing a workplace in order that it provides physical spaces appropriate for the range of tasks that employees might carry out. Typical examples of ABW spaces are quiet rooms for focused work, bookable meeting rooms, spaces such as breakout areas and café-style booths for more informal collaboration, and so on.

A key principle behind the ABW approach is to acknowledge the effect that space has on how we feel and how well we are able to work - a stark contrast to the more traditional fixed desk way of working.

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