Increasing Productivity and Profit in the Workplace: A Guide to Office Planning and Design / Edition 1

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Overview

Offers invaluable and accessible guidance for designing workspaces in order to increase productivity and efficiency and reduce operating costs. After reviewing an existing situation, the author presents a variety of approaches that include instruction and direction to enact changes. Identifies specific deterrents in the workplace, providing new techniques and other methods to solve them. Details the Shumake Beta Module, created by the author, which supports maximum productivity by an individual worker at any company's level. All the material in the text has been successfully tested.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471558934
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/17/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

About the author M. GLYNN SHUMAKE is the Director of Interior Design Services for Powers Associates, Inc. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Contract Interiors and Vice President of the Interior Group of Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum. A licensed and registered architect, Mr. Shumake's long practice has been devoted to interior design and interior architecture. Mr. Shumake is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Interior Committee of the St. Louis Chapter of the AIA.

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Table of Contents

THE CONCEPT.

White-Collar Productivity Improvement.

The Deterrents.

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 Benefits.

Workplace Flexibility.

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.

Appendix.

Glossary.

Suggested Reading.

Index.

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