The impact of office design on business performance

September 2005
Management Services;Autumn2005, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p12
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the influence of office design on business performance. Research on the relationship between office design and business productivity has generally started from design variables and then has sought to establish some organizational or business consequence. The cost of providing accommodation for office workers in terms of both capital or construction costs and building running costs is dwarfed by the costs of employees' salaries and benefits. In corporate real estate, efficiency has principally come to mean spatial efficiency. In assessing staff satisfaction, organizational factors, such as hierarchy and reward systems, have the largest influence, followed by individual factors, such as aspiration and loyalty. INSETS: Bad offices 'cost UK business billions';Does office art improve productivity?.


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