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The psychological and physical needs of workers impacting office design

Davies, Hilary 2010, The psychological and physical needs of workers impacting office design, in COBRA 2010 : Proceedings of the RICS Foundation Construction and Building Research Conference, COBRA, London, England, pp. 1-15.

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Title The psychological and physical needs of workers impacting office design
Author(s) Davies, Hilary
Conference name The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (2010 : Paris, France)
Conference location Paris, France
Conference dates 2-3 Sept. 2010
Title of proceedings COBRA 2010 : Proceedings of the RICS Foundation Construction and Building Research Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher COBRA
Place of publication London, England
Keyword(s) worker needs
work characteristics
environmental psychology
office space
Summary Office design needs to be based on the needs of the most important producers of profit and value for any organisation – the workforce. Drivers affecting office design have been economics – space being often viewed as a cost-centre rather than a business enabler; and more recently, ideas that office design can impact organisational culture – resulting in the adoption of more collaborative working spaces in an attempt to force interaction. What is not always considered are the actual working styles
of the individuals and their motivations nor the requirements of the work itself. There is a need to profile not only the workforce, but also the work carried out. Recent research into space requirements for work is reviewed and reported with recommendations for better consideration of the psychological and physical needs of workers for office design.
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ISBN 9781842196199
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 870599 Building Management and Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, RICS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032905

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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