Congdon and Gall present Steelcase’s recent research linking culture and design, which builds on the work of others, such as Geert Hofstede, in useful graphics at the web address noted in the citation, below. They describe their project succinctly: “Researchers at Steelcase, the office furniture company, have identified six dimensions of workplace culture that shape an office’s social dynamics . . . .
Researchers from the University of Utrecht (Semin, de Groot, Smeets, Kaldewaij, and Duijndam) have confirmed that humans use chemical signals to communicate emotional states to other humans.
A recent study at the University of Michigan supports co-locating team members.
Current research elaborates ways in which messages sent by designed elements directly influence workers’ attitudes and actions, including collaboration and approach to innovation.
Interested in taking a vacation that involves spending time in nature?
Ravi Mehta, Rui Zhu, and Amar Cheema investigated noise levels in retail environments and their repercussions for shopper behavior.
Dutcher investigated whether working on a task at a central location or remotely influences performance.
A team led by Lichtenfeld has linked seeing the color green and creative performance.
Distracting sound remains a serious issue in many workplaces and the GSA Public Buildings Service has written Sound Matters: How to Achieve Acoustic Comfort in the Contemporary Office to help rectify negative situations.
Researchers have found additional links between metaphorical expressions and how we live in our physical world.