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Workplace by Design: Mapping the High-Performance Workscape


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Workplace by Design: Mapping the High-Performance Workscape

Franklin Becker, Fritz Steele

ISBN: 978-0-787-90047-2 April 1995 Jossey-Bass 256 Pages


Create workspace that supports business strategies

Space is an organization's second most valuable asset. Yet littleattention is paid to how it supports the new ways in which today'sorganizations operate---teamwork, flattened hierarchies,telecommuting, collaborating across functions. Workplace by Designshows CEOs and managers alike how to put aside and rethinkconventional, awkward notions of space utilization based onhierarchy and status--notions that pit people against each other inturf wars, tear apart teams, and tie up company cash. Usingillustrative examples from Digital Equipment Corporation,Steelcase, and others, the authors show how team environments,non-territorial offices and other strategies can support businessobjectives, energize employees, and produce a more competitiveorganization.
Part One: The Workspace as a Tool for Achieving Goals.

1. Space: The Organizations Second Most Expensive Resource.

2. Understanding Organizational Ecology.

3. Rethinking Status, Identity, and Space.

4. Designing to Accommodate Change.

5. Making Space for Teamwork.

6. Creating a Healthy Environment.

7. Supporting Remote Work.

8. Making Effective Use of Non-Territorial Offices.

9. Developing an Integrated Workplace Strategy.

Part Two: Putting Space to Work.

10. Up-Front Planning: Launching a Vision-Driven Workplace.

11. The Role of Leadership: Championing the Workplace Vision.

12. Quality and Return on Investment: Spending Money Where It WillMake a Difference.

13. Making It Happen: Turning Workplace Vision Into Reality.
"Workplace by Design provides executive leadership with thenecessary expert advice and technical guidance to deliver andmanage the new workplaces in a way that matches exceptional costsavings with extraordinary organizational effectiveness."--Michael A. Bell, director, Corporate Real Estate, The Dun& Bradstreet Corporation

"This book picks up where Handy's The Age of Unreason leavesoff. It poses a case for a leader to contemplate his or her companyas an 'ecosystem' and to reframe issues of the employee environmentas akey strategic function and not a tactical after thought."--Laurie Coots, director of Business Development,Chiat/Day

??A very readable and practical book?Offers a number ofinteresting perspectives on organisational consulting?? (TheOccupational Psychologist, December 2002)