184 pages | 25 B/W Illus.
Showing how worker productivity and stress levels are affected by factors such as lighting, ventilation, temperature, noise and layout, this book demonstrates how the technical aspects of human comfort do not always tally with users' perceptions and behaviour. With vivid examples and case studies to illustrate how space is a corporate resource rather than simply overhead, Vischer reveals how companies can improve their ability to make design decisions on how best to accommodate their employees in a high quality workspace.
'Jacqueline Vischer's vision of the office environment, and how it affects work and behaviour, is a vital read for those interested in creating the most productive and creative workspaces.' - FX Magazine, October 2005
Foreword Fritz Steele 1. Kingdom, Castle, Office: The Space or Place We Work 2. The Organization-Accommodation Relationship: What Is It About Change? 3. Territoriality Examined: Being at Home at Work 4. Comfort and Productivity: Space as a Tool for Work 5.Environmental Improvement: Taking Control 6. The Workspace Transformation Imperative