Apple, Tencent, Alipay, Baidu… these brands are changing our life. In the meantime, they are bringing innovative ideas to our office. ABW --- Activity Based Working, is the most welcomed one in the list.
Lifting desks, soundproof phone booth, multi-functional leisure area… these modern office elements can been easily seen in companies.In that case, can we easily duplicate an ABW office with just these elements? How does ABW Day achieve high-efficiency office work?
Director of Strategy Department of iDA Workplace + Strategy ever made a very appropriate metaphor.He compared ABW mode to Marvel's The Avengers, where he compared six primary factors --- choice, health, efficiency, flexibility, creativity and sustainability to six precious stones in the movie.
Heroes are required to achieve one goal --- destroy villainy of Thanos. This is just like that employees and management level need to build unified philosophy.
On one hand, a company consists of different departments, covering reception to financial person, sales elite to management level; on the other hand, a company consists of office arrangement units, including space and culture environment.
Simple employee-company relationship is built not only at office desks but also in the entire environment.
Based on entire environment, ABW is a kind of strategic thinking. It is a versatile working mode supported by an entire set of planning scheme. It is also a systematic planning that looks to the future. Employees can choose the working space they need. They are given more options of working modes.
Employees are flexible enough to choose the working sites they need in office.
Open-style space ensures enough privacy and is well equipped with complete facilities, providing more options of working modes for employees. That is what ABW is calling for and that is why more companies prefer ABW.
According to “Report on 2019 Smart Working”, in China, about 40% work stations are almost wasted. ABW is devoted to flexibility that helps to improve space utilization. Employees can choose specific working sites they need. This will certainly help to save cost in investment in real estate and facilities.
From a long-term perspective, ABW is not only providing freedom for employees but also a permanent driving force.
Many companies are bothered with the problem of how to remove the feeling of “unhappiness by the desk” for employees. ABW realized this by space design and coordinating modular furniture. Employees can choose working environment that is the most suitable and effective. Improved sense of ownership will enhance attention, passion and ability for work.
ABW divides people into different areas so people make networking and communication in different functional areas. Employees communicate with each other in a natural way so that close relationship is facilitated.
ABW separates people by function. They can do networking and communication in a different area. Employees can have interaction in a natural atmosphere, which helps to strengthen relationship. This flow mode releases employees from the small area by their desks. Lifting desktop ensures that employees have opportunities to do some sports when working.