The hassle of moving One practical issue concerns the practicalities of switching workspaces over the course of a day. Each move entails finding a spot, adjusting the furniture, clicking the laptop into the docking station, and placing ones stuff on the desk. These micro-inefficiencies cannot be avoided entirely, but there are ways to make switching places easier.Provide all employees with the same laptop (type/brand) and equip all workstations with the same docking station (or at least provide the right set of cables and dongles for every type of equipment);Limit the number of wires/cables required (e.g. wireless chargers for phones);Choose furniture that can easily be adjusted to individual preferences (without having to read a manual first);Provide all employees with a bag or basket in which to carry a few personal things (notebooks, favourite pens, mug);Position focus rooms and phone booths close to open work areas so people dont have to walk far if they want to switch places to make a phone call or when they need some time to focus. ErgonomicsPeople come in different sizes and with different preferences, and they will need to adjust their chairs and desks accordingly. Compared with ordinary office projects, the ergonomic standards in ABW offices need to be higher. If work settings meet the needs of the outliers, the needs of everyone else should be covered as well. Invest in highly adjustable, high-quality furniture (adjustable chairs, sit-stand desks);Make sure that the height of monitors can be easily adjusted; Use furniture solutions that people can easily Train all employees in workspace ergonomics (givingadjust to their preferences. (photo: Ahrend)advice about posture, but also about the importance of movement and variation);Make exceptions for people with special needs (e.g. persons with allergies, light sensitivity, hearing problems, wheelchair users, etc.);Consider investing in smart furniture, such as desks that automatically self-adjust to a persons digitally stored preferences.36