Is Activity Based Working the Next Big Thing?

Is Activity Based Working the next big thing?  Well PricewaterhouseCoopers thinks so.  In an effort to increase employee productivity, creative thinking, and encourage a flexible, collaborative office environment they are giving employees a locker, a laptop, access to shared workspaces, and……..NO Desk!

Their offices are now designed with team meeting rooms, whiteboards, phone rooms for private calls, agility based (shared desk) workspaces, etc..

Learn more about how PricewaterhouseCoopers Canberra is doing it:  http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/next-big-thing-in-desk-jobs–no-desks-20130702-2pa9y.html

What do you think?  Is this a short term trend or long term solution?