Space Meets Status: Designing Workplace Performance

Space Meets Status: Designing Workplace Performance

by Jacqueline Vischer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041570104X

ISBN-13: 9780415701044

Pub. Date: 09/26/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Showing how worker productivity and stress levels are affected by factors such as lighting, ventilation, temperature, noise and layout, this book demonstrates how the technical aspects of human comfort do not always tally with users' perceptions and behaviour. With vivid examples and case studies to illustrate how space is a corporate resource rather than simply

Overview

Showing how worker productivity and stress levels are affected by factors such as lighting, ventilation, temperature, noise and layout, this book demonstrates how the technical aspects of human comfort do not always tally with users' perceptions and behaviour. With vivid examples and case studies to illustrate how space is a corporate resource rather than simply overhead, Vischer reveals how companies can improve their ability to make design decisions on how best to accommodate their employees in a high quality workspace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415701044
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/26/2005
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Fritz Steele 1. Kingdom, Castle, Office: The Space or Place We Work 2. The Organization-Accommodation Relationship: What Is It About Change? 3. Territoriality Examined: Being at Home at Work 4. Comfort and Productivity: Space as a Tool for Work 5. Environmental Improvement: Taking Control 6. The Workspace Transformation Imperative

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