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Publication date: 9 January 2024

Ebru Baykal Uluoz and Göksenin Inalhan

This paper aims to propose and provide an overview of a model analysis that considers the main spatial design attributes that influence and produce the most relevant salutogenic…

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Purpose

This paper aims to propose and provide an overview of a model analysis that considers the main spatial design attributes that influence and produce the most relevant salutogenic outcomes. These results are essential for a healthy work experience, especially in shared workspaces.

Design/methodology/approach

This study departs from the theoretical contributions of the salutogenic approach, principles from supportive design theory, psychosocial supportive design and the environmental demands and resources model. After a scoping literature review covering different fields of workspace design, environmental psychology and evidence-based design of health-care facilities, a conceptual analysis is done on a proposed understanding of work, health and environmental relations to overview spatial attributes that enhance specific salutogenic and well-being-promoting outcomes needed for a healthy work experience.

Findings

The model of analysis, as a theoretical element that helps create methodological tools, combined with the application of a post occupancy evaluation, is thought to assist architects, designers, workspace owners and stakeholders in their new designs or to evaluate existing ones.

Originality/value

Studies on defining spatial attributes and their intended salutogenic outcomes have been formally done in health-care facilities. However, applying this idea to shared workspaces is something new and is expected to contribute to their design and evaluation, especially if the notion of environmental demands and resources is complemented.

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Publication date: 1 January 2003

Goksenin Inalhan

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Facilities, vol. 21 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Facilities, vol. 21 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

Article
Publication date: 13 March 2009

Goksenin Inalhan

The purpose of the study to explain employees' “perception of change” from the socio‐psychological and behavioural point of view, and the consequences of this for the employee's…

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Purpose

The purpose of the study to explain employees' “perception of change” from the socio‐psychological and behavioural point of view, and the consequences of this for the employee's ability to adopt new environments.

Design/methodology/approach

This study is implemented using a three phase‐longitudinal approach which was conducted over a one‐and‐a‐half‐year period in order to monitor the process of place attachment (and detachment), starting two months before the relocation and ending four months after relocation. Interpretative phenomenological analysis is used for analysis and interpretation of the qualitative data.

Findings

The relationship between physical environment and social and environmental psychology has been the central issue. In workplace change, while the attachments that no longer work for people are broken, there is a need to build new connections, which can support people through this transition.

Research limitations/implications

There are pragmatic and strategic resource management implications arising from the study. Further study of affective relationships that all employees have with their workplace will aid in appropriately designing and managing facilities (services and programme).

Originality/value

The previous studies indicate that the existing literature lacks a unifying framework for understanding the relationship between people and places and the emotional significance of the physical environment for regulating the employees' work behaviours. Having exposed the inadequacy of workplace change management approaches in explaining and understanding the employees' resistance to change in their experience of the move process, considering place attachments in workplaces proposes a reappraisal of both employees' experience and evaluation of the move process. It provides a comprehensive framework for understanding the significance of employees' attachments to their workplace and offers guidance on managing workplace change from procurement, design to provision of workplaces.

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Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-001X

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Publication date: 1 March 2002

Goksenin Inalhan

344

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Facilities, vol. 20 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Facilities, vol. 20 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 1 January 2003

Goksenin Inalhan

158

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Facilities, vol. 21 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 2 March 2010

Goksenin Inalhan

613

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Facilities, vol. 28 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Facilities, vol. 20 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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Publication date: 1 January 2003

Goksenin Inalhan

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Facilities, vol. 21 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-2772

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