Discrepancies between intended and actual use in Activity-based Flexible Offices - A literature review
Paper i proceeding, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the literature addressing A-FOs, with a focus on use patterns and work conditions. The findings show that A-FOs are not always used as intended: territorial behaviours and nesting habits were recurrent in several studies. In this regard, understanding employees’ job characteristics is essential for optimal configuration of A-FOs, e.g. the type, attributes and number of workspaces. Additionally, employees´ needs, spatial factors and implementation processes require special attention in order to provide supportive office environments.

flexible workspace.

office layout

Activity-Based Flexible Offices

work conditions

office design

literature review


use patterns


Antonio Cobaleda Cordero

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Maral Babapour Chafi

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

NES 2017. 20-23 August 2017. Lund

NES 2017
Lund, Sweden,

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Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi



Miljömedicin och yrkesmedicin


Hållbar utveckling


Building Futures (2010-2018)

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