Does Activity Based Working deliver on intended goals?

brainybirdz are sometimes commissioned to write articles and blogs for other organisations. This is a re-post of a blog written for Open Sensors earlier this month, where we dig into existing scholarly research studies to understand whether Activity Based Working actually works. Designing an activity based workspace is increasingly becoming the desired aspiration as a…

Make sure you’re connected

brainybirdz co-founder Ros Pomeroy reflects on her recent build project in Sri Lanka and on the lessons this throws up for workplace design.  I am fortunate. I know that. I co-own a 5 acre tea estate in Sri Lanka. I have fallen in love with the country; the country where my husband was born. I…

The ‘paradox of choice’ in the workplace

The run up to Christmas is a timely reminder of the perils of too much choice. I don’t watch much telly, but I have already become aware of the annual barrage of perfume adverts, for brands which I honestly can’t tell apart. And that is before we mention the now traditional cute supermarket ads. All…

Experimenting with workspace

What happens when 21 people volunteer to take part in a live workplace experiment? An experiment that tests what factors govern the choices people will make when asked to find a work setting for a collaborative team task? A couple of weeks ago we embarked on what was in itself an experimental formula: a kind…

Co-working and collaboration: the role of design

We spend a lot of time observing and thinking about office design and the effect it has on people’s behaviour, so what better working environment to study than the ever growing and fashionable phenomenon that is co-working space? Our interest was particularly piqued by a visit we made during last September’s Open House London weekend.…