Hi Kalle (and Jeff),
Time to talk some more about Do I need my own desk?, this time with real life examples from the company I work at! (Oooh, exciting!)
I had an example of a web agency I read about that had no set work stations for their employees and lockers for personal belongings.
Turns out that I didn’t need to go far to find this thinking in action – the Tieto Sweden HQ in Stockholm is using this concept live!
Here are two clips explaining the concept from Struktur, the company that helped Tieto with this. Yes, there is some marketing happytalk in there, but try looking past that. 🙂
I will visit the HQ in September and will make sure to talk to some people about how this REALLY works in practice, will keep you posted. By the way, the Luleå office is not using this in any shape or form – here we are talking standard offices, fixed desks and sitting 2-3 in each room with standard telephone rooms and conference room. However, it would be interesting to find the lowest hanging fruit from activity-based workspaces, and try bringing that into the Luleå office as well.
House of Win-Win in Gothenburg seems like another example, care to fill in the details there Kalle?
This all feels very Peopleware, time to go back and reread that book methinks.
Miss you guys, take care!