Monthly Archives: July 2012

It’s not my desk, we’ve gone ABW

Activity based working (ABW) is a workplace approach where no occupant has an assigned desk: rather the work space provides employees with a variety of predetermined settings that allow them to do specific tasks in these work settings. It is important to recognise that ABW is just one workplace approach – like many before it such as hot-desking – that may be suited to some organisations, employees and groups of employees, but may not necessarily be suited to all.

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Acoustic comfort in the workplace

  At Schiavello we have been researching user comfort at different levels to support the physical, functional and psycho-social aspects of the workplace through qualitative and quantitative research. This includes assessing the impact of noise on employees from a psychological perspective.