How can workplace management technology support activity based working?
The future workplace with GoBright
Many organisations are adapting to cater for an increasingly flexible and remote workforce. With hybrid working becoming the new normal, workplaces must quickly adapt to provide appropriate space on demand, for a diverse set of employee roles and work activities. With the right space, and a robust set of tools and solutions to manage its use effectively, a workplace can become a major collaboration hub that retains the flexibility to respond to evolving business needs.
Activity based working (ABW) using GoBright room solutions
Activity-based working challenges company leaders to evaluate what people, regardless of department and role, actually need to perform effectively. The ethos is that employees will be more productive when they have the right spaces for the tasks they need to accomplish, and the tools needed to use these spaces safely and without disruption. Future workspaces themselves should be treated like living, breathing organisms that adapt to accommodate employees’ needs, both current and future. To get to that point, many companies may need to adopt a cultural shift, but like any planned change – such a shift also requires data and analytics to help underpin and drive decision.
Smart workplace solutions, such as GoBright, support the increasing need for users to access spaces on demand, both supporting collaboration and agile based philosophies. Whether reserving a desk and parking space before travelling to the office next day, or being greeted with the display powering on automatically as the user checks in to a meeting room, GoBright’s modular solutions tackle a vast array of modern workplace scenarios, leaving users to concentrate on the success of their work activity.
Workplace utilisation with GoBright room solutions
With the growth of technology allowing employees to work anywhere, how can organisations use the right technology to boost and make implementing activity-based working a success. A key to getting this balance right, is to know the types of space needed day to day. For example, a traditional office with a one person one desk ratio may no longer be appropriate, when no more than half of staff are in the office on any single day. Organisations may therefore choose to repurpose parts of their workplace, or even reduce their real estate, which can yield large reductions in expenditure with minimal impact to work activity. To do this, the organisation must both understand how their office is currently used, with real time data that highlights any trends, and also to ensure the right tools are in place for staff to effectively reserve and use the remaining space available with ease.
Even with a reduction in desk space, by enabling users to check availability and book a space in advance, GoBright supports continued office use, greater freedom and flexibility for users to choose where they work, with the organisation confident through real time data of the ability to continually respond to changing trends in usage before disruption can occur.