Activity Based Chairs
Don't be fooled – many people wrongly assume that activity based working in Australia is the same thing as hot desking. Whilst this does play a role in the strategy, it’s more about providing employees with a choice of how, when and where they work. In the office, this means providing them with a choice of work settings, each designed for different types of tasks.Read More about Activity Based Chairs
Thanks to our Australia wide delivery service, Topaz can help to set up activity based seating in offices across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra and Hobart. We offer a wide range of solutions, including: seating booths, seating pods, curved seating, breakout seating and more.
Look at it this way – our days are filled with tasks that we need to complete. All of these tasks require typical attention from us, but this is not uniform across the board. For some tasks we need to think creatively, for others we need to collaborate with colleagues, and for others we work solo. Activity based seating areas allow us to choose the best venue for all of these tasks.
What are the benefits of activity based working?
Still not sure whether this strategy is for you? Employers and employees alike will receive a number of benefits:
Improved communication & collaboration
When your employees are no longer tied to their desks for every single task, you’ll find that there is better communication and more collaboration occurring throughout the workplace. This can lead to new ideas being generated, as well as a more social atmosphere.
If you are concerned with the affect that your business is having on the environment, this type of strategy could be for you. As you won’t need as large a workplace, having a smaller property footprint will significantly reduce your carbon footprint (in energy, services and materials).
With activity based seating, employees are given the freedom to choose where and when they work. This flexibility can provide them with a better work/life balance, which can actually lead them to become more productive. A flexible workplace also means it can be set up for any task.
You might find that employees begin completely projects and tasks quicker. This is a result of being able to choose a space that best meets the requirements of the project or task at hand; they won’t have to make do with what is available to them at the traditional workstation.
When employees are spending less time sitting at their desks, you’ll actually find that you need fewer workstations. This, in turn, means that you’ll require less office space. Some of the knock-on cost savings include: lower energy bills, smaller property footprint, and reduced maintenance costs.
Experts claim that sitting is the new smoking – most of us spend 9.3 hours per day sitting (which is longer than we spend sleeping!), which is leading to an increase in our risk of developing some cancers, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. These strategies can help to prevent this.