The workplace is changing radically, yet the building designs and environmental systems for conventional offices fail to support the more fluid use of space and time practised by these new kinds of office work. Prepared by the team who wrote The Responsible Workplace in 1992, this book is based on a major research project undertaken by DEGW and the BRE. It identifies the key organizational changes, patterns of work, work settings and types of space layouts and it will help specifiers and users of environmental systems understand what products will be suitable for innovative ways of office working.
'There is little doubt that the book will raise awareness of the design demands of the new ways of working ... the authors have made a raft of useful recommendations for users, clients, designers and manufacturers.' - Building Design
'Way out ahead of the pack of authors is Francis Duffy, chairman of space planner DEGW and indefatigable guru of new office forms to suit rapidly changing working patterns.' - Building