Increasing Productivity and Profit in the Workplace: A Guide to Office Planning and Design / Edition 1by M. Glynn Shumake, Shumake
Every day, thousands of business owners and managers seek solutions to white collar productivity improvement problems. Unfortunately, devising a new approach to this age-old problem is a difficult and often overwhelming task. Packed with practical, proven solutions, this important work explains how to dramatically reduce operational costs by improving productivity.… See more details below
Every day, thousands of business owners and managers seek solutions to white collar productivity improvement problems. Unfortunately, devising a new approach to this age-old problem is a difficult and often overwhelming task. Packed with practical, proven solutions, this important work explains how to dramatically reduce operational costs by improving productivity. Regardless of the size of your organization or whether you’re planning on redesigning the entire workplace or just a portion of it, this book gives you the nuts-and-bolts information you’ll need to increase productivity through a more efficiently designed work environment. Increasing Productivity and Profit in the Workplace contains a wealth of tested techniques and methods that were culled from the author’s years of experience as an architect specializing in interior architecture. First, the book examines the various deterrents that commonly impede the flow of work in the workplace and describes how you can reduce or remove them entirely. The author presents his new workstation system concept which is specially designed to support maximum productivity by an individual worker at any level. You’ll find in-depth treatment of such vital issues as sight and sound barriers, leak prevention, lighting, and conditioned air. There is also valuable coverage of furniture and equipment, aesthetics versus function, design criteria that considers the human element, cost breakdowns, and purchasing products and materials. Illustrations, charts, and tables help bring different design concepts to life. Everything business owners and managers need to know about planning and designing the most productive workplace can be found in this helpful, invaluable guide.
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Table of Contents
White-Collar Productivity Improvement.
Problems of the Workplace Environment.
The Workplace Solution.
Aesthetics Versus Function.
Furniture and Equipment.
The Human Element: Man Is the Measure of All Things.
The Premium and the Cost.
THE PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE: WHAT IT TAKES.
Workstations and Workmodules.
Obtaining the Information.
Analyzing the Data.
Planning the Space.
Facility Moves and Management.
A Look Into the Future.
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