Office space can influence productivity

May 2004
Personnel Today;5/4/2004, p8
Trade Publication
Few people appreciate the importance of office space in improving productivity. But in a time of rapid organisational and technological change, HR's potential to influence workspace design gives it a great opportunity to participate in business strategy. Frank Duffy, co-founder of international design consultancy DEGW, said HR had the chance to work with IT, finance and corporate real estate to raise productivity through bricks and mortar. To make effective changes to office space, HR must communicate across departments to begin measuring efficiency, effectiveness and expression— the messages you wish to convey to through your office, he said.


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