Benching or “big table” layouts support integrated work: focused, shared and team work. There are multiple benching solutions available in the market today. Based on research conducted by Kimball Office, benching continues to take on a more important role in the open plan office environment. Benching is beginning to replace more traditional, panel-based workstations in many organizations. The research identified three dominate worker profiles for benching solutions.
- Traditional workers
- Transient workers
Collaboration levels vary across the three worker profiles, as does the appropriate benching configuration.