Workplace Spatial Environment and Sedentary Behavior at Work
Physical inactivity is major risk factor for developing obesity and many diseases such as diabetes, chronic diseases, and hypertension. Promoting physical activity level in occupants’ daily work life through building spatial design could have significant positive impacts on building occupants’ health.
“Shared Context“ for Knowledge Creation in Modern Workplace
This project examines “workplace” in the changing context of social systems and the new economy, and under the impact of new ways of working and new technology. It is a collaborative research with Professor Ryusuke Naka at Kyoto Institute of Technology and Professor Noboru Konno at Tama University in Japan.
The Value of a Campus: Costs and Benefits of Collocation
One of the most critical decisions large organizations face is whether, how, which and to what extent to collocate organizational units as the organization grows and evolves over time.
Offices That Work
Organizations face unprecedented pressures to respond quickly to unpredictable and rapid changes in virtually every aspect of their business: the economy, marketplace, technology and labor.
Workplace Strategies for the New Economy
A new challenge has surfaced. Large organizations today are struggling to better understand how to exploit the Internet and e-commerce.
Three fundamental corporate realities have emerged from our workplace research centered around new ways of working.
Managing Workplace Change
Many companies are choosing to move to a new way of working which may encompass a new workplace design need asssistance in managing workplace change.
Integrated Workplace Strategies
Many organizations make initial forays into alternative officing by focusing on one type of unconventional workplace approach.
Hoteling & Non-Territorial Offices
“Hoteling” is a form of alternative officing in which employees who work out of the office for significant periods of time can call ahead and reserve workspace.
Collaborative Team Environments
Many organizations in diverse industries believe teamwork and cross-functional collaboration are critical to developing better products and services and getting them to market faster.
New Placemakers: Unconventional Workplace Providers
Many organizations are beginning to look to unconventional sources for the provision of workplaces. This figures as part of an effort to use all existing space more efficiently and effectively, and to treat space more as a commodity.
Telework Centers – Satellite Offices
Telework centers, also known as satellite offices, offer an alternative to working in a central office facility or at home.
Working from home, often in the evening, has been an informal work practice for a very long time.