Impact of workplace connectivity on office productivity

HAYNES, Barry (2008). Impact of workplace connectivity on office productivity. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 10 (4), 286-302.

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    Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14630010810925145
    Link to published version:: 10.1108/14630010810925145

    Abstract

    This study developed a validated theoretical framework for the evaluation of office productivity which included components to represent both the physical and the behavioural environment. It is proposed that by adopting such an approach, insights into the dynamic nature, or connectivity, of office environments can be established. The main objective of this research was to investigate the effects of the office environment on its occupants perceived productivity. Results are analysed for specific work patterns (Laing et al, 1998), to establish meaning and relationships. In all of the four work patterns evaluated it was found that interaction was perceived to be the component to have the most positive affect on productivity and distraction was perceived to have the most negative. It is proposed that the results in this paper will provide support for the hypothesis that it is the behavioural components of the office environment that have the greatest impact on office productivity.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Built Environment Division Research Group
    Identification Number: 10.1108/14630010810925145
    Depositing User: Hilary Ridgway
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 10:39
    Last Modified: 21 Nov 2013 10:00
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4592

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