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Disproving Widespread Myths about Workplace Design
Michael Brill, Sue Weidemann and the BOSTI AssociatesJohn Wiley & SonsChichester2003
In 1985, BOSTI published a two-volume work Using Office Design to Increase Productivity: the result of a seven-year research program. A major contribution of that work was to establish a clear relationship between workplace design and people's productivity and job satisfaction.
Over the past 15 years, much has changed. New business trends have emerged which strongly affect how organisations operate, how people work and how workplace are being used.
A total of 15 years after documenting its first comprehensive set of findings, BOSTI is poised to publish another book based on a six-year study examining their new officing consulting practice to understand the impacts of those changes.
Key findings from this research are now available in a 63-page illustrated booklet, which is an early release of the book, entitled Disproving Widespread Myths about Workplace Design (published and distributed by Kimball International). This publication is aimed at business executives, facilities managers, human resource staff, designers, suppliers, and other stakeholders involved in developing high-performance workplaces. The new booklet focuses on the two most powerful design determinants of productivity and satisfaction … the near-universal need for distraction-free work and for learning-laden informal interactions. It translates these findings into new facility design concepts which have a great capacity for dramatic and positive effects on critical organisational outcomes – increased performance, more satisfied employees, more productive teams, and enhanced learning.
This book will be useful to business executives, human resource staff, designers, suppliers, other stakeholders and especially facilities managers seeking to realize high performance workplaces.
Disproving Widespread Myths about Workplace Design is available by contacting Kent Reyling, at Kimball International, e-mail: email@example.com Please include your name, title, company name, and full address for mailing. The book is available at no charge to qualified individuals.