Cost-effective open-plan environments (COPE): developing a design tool for cost-effective office design

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ConferenceCOPE Seminar: 17 October 1997, Ottawa, Ontario
Pages16; # of pages: 6
SubjectOffice/Workstation design; Open-plan offices [cubicles]
AbstractDramatic changes in office design and furnishings are occurring all over North America. These changes have captured the attention of the mainstream media, and many organisations are considering following the trend. Whether labelled "space optimisation", "hotelling", or "hot desking", the changes have a basic theme in common: reduced personal workspace for individuals. The reasons for this trend are compelling:A desire to reduce occupied floor space and its associated costs; andA belief that a physical change can effect an organisational change that will increase productivity.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number41723
NPARC number20331428
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