Novartis – A transformative, activity-based working environment


In 2013 Novartis asked Veldhoen + Company to help design and build a new office environment aligned with their business strategy for decades to come. Their new office building and new way of working should be ready ánd supported by their staff at the end of 2015. Activity Based Working is fueling their new way of working.

Other media about Novartis’ new way of working and their new headquarters:

“There was much debate as to how to spatially configure what were in essence six distinct companies into one workspace. Rather than segment the building into a series of vertical strata, activity-based working (ABW) was adopted. This was a big move for a company that described its work practices as “conservative.” The implementation of ABW was particularly radical, with the CEO and all managers renouncing dedicated offices.”

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