Why Canon Australia shunned activity-based working (well, kinda)

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

“Canon wanted to move away from the standard open-plan cubicle farm, but instead of opting for a pure activity-based working setup has gone for a hybrid approach that it says better matches the different patterns of working among its employees.”

Kate Lister’s insight:

Good for Canon. Instead of forcing everyone to activity-based workspaces, they studied how people actually worked and retained private assigned spaces for those who spent most of their time doing concentrative work.

They also opted for “choose your own device” (CYOD) over BYOD.

Canon reports that after just 3 months, they are already seeing increases in productivity.

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