Challenges of redesigning staff work space

  • Wyoma vanDuinkerken, Karen I. MacDonald
  • January 2013, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/b978-1-84334-702-6.50009-5

“Challenges of Redesigning Staff Work Space”

What is it about?

From Workplace Culture in Academic Libraries: The Early Twenty-First Century, this chapter discusses the characteristics of openness, density, architectural accessibility, darkness, and social space in office design and provides a planning checklist to aid the redesign process.

Why is it important?

When a library changes the use of space in just one area, it will affect the entire environment and the employees who work there. If change is unilaterally imposed on the library staff, the overall organization culture can shift to one of distrust, frustration, and anger towards library administration. By using established frameworks for office space design, library administration can mitigate the chance of organizational failure.

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