Open plan and academe: pre- and post-hoc conversations

PRICE, I. and FORTUNE, J. (2008). Open plan and academe: pre- and post-hoc conversations. In: THEN, D. S.-S. and FINCH, E., (eds.) Proceedings of the W070 conference: healthy and creative facilities. CIB publication (315). CIB, 613-620.


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There now exists a strong body of evidence that creative workplaces can, in certain circumstances, exert beneficial influences on organisational cultures and outputs. Academia tends to resist such spaces and faculty buildings. The reasons are explored but the reactions of staff are not found to be different from those reported in the literature on general creative spaces. The success or failure of team oriented workspaces is in large part a socially constructed perception influenced by the manner of implementation and management. As elsewhere new workplaces are about new conversations. The cases studied lead to a model of the tensions inherent in workplace redesign.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: W070 conference in facilities management held 16-18 June 2008 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Uncontrolled Keywords: workplaces, academia, change, case study
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
Departments: Sheffield Business School > Service Sector Management
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 18:51

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