At Avenue 77 we primarily listen and more importantly we always challenge our ideas with other external experts. This time round we shall be discussing the importance of Activity Based Working in a post-covid world.
As the creators of Activity Based Working, Veldhoen + Company have worked with innovative, forward-thinking clients on over 300 projects, worldwide, throughout their 30-year history and are therefore the perfect experts for us to consult on this matter. That is why we are pleased that we can draw from their vast experience on this subject to show us the technical direction & ideas behind what Activity Based Working is all about.
The What, How & Why of Activity Based Working
Like us, Veldhoen + Company are convinced that Activity Based Working is, after the pandemic more than ever, going to be the way forward in office design. That is why it is vital for us to take note of their knowledge, and to bring forward the facts as presented by one of the world’s foremost experts in this sector.
“Activity Based Working provides the profound opportunity for organisations to rethink how the way that they work contributes to the realisation of their organisational vision and strategic objectives. This approach recognises that people perform different activities in their day-to-day work, and therefore need a variety of work settings supported by the right technology and culture to carry out these activities effectively. By creating a work environment based on this principle, this philosophy creates a space that is specifically designed to meet the physical and virtual needs of individuals and teams.” Jon Gausden
“More importantly, we place a heavy emphasis on the creation of a culture of connection, inspiration, accountability and trust that empowers individuals, teams and the organisation to perform to their potential. In other words, Activity Based Working transforms work into something you feel empowered to do, rather than somewhere you need to be.On a personal level this system enables each person to organise their work activities in a productive and enjoyable way that best suits what they need to do, and who they need to do it with. By creating optimal circumstances for each activity, whether it is individual work that requires focus, developing ideas independently or in teams, collaborating on content or sharing knowledge, Activity Based Working gives each person the freedom of choice to decide how they work to achieve the best outcome.” Jarryd Gillen
“…Activity Based Working transforms work into something you feel empowered to do, rather than somewhere you need to be.”
JON GAUSDEN & JARRYD GILLEN
VELDHOEN + COMPANY
So take 4 minutes of your time and watch the below video by Veldhoen + Company on this topic to learn how the world of work has changed and how we all need to continue changing with it.