ABW Case Study (12-14-21)

Schetter’s Master’s Thesis reports on the case study of a relocation to an activity-based workplace.  Schetter reports that she “investigated the perception of employees at one small tech company in the Midwest area of the United States. . . . The office environment experiences were compared with a follow-up assessment of their current remote working conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. . . . seven characteristics [were considered]: the amount of space, proximity to colleagues, Indoor Environmental/Air Quality, choices of spaces, quality of the workspace, light, and furniture. . . . Results indicate workers’ preferences, the ability to choose where to work and a desired ability to control their work environments. Other major findings include a desire for natural daylight, adjustable lighting, and an overwhelming desire for greater acoustical privacy in areas for high concentration.”

Julia Schetter.  2021.  “Developing Typologies Toward Balanced Workplace Design:  A Case for the Five Modes of Work.”  Master’s Thesis, Iowa State University, Interior Design, https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/server/api/core/bitstreams/ffc818b2-338a-4a8d-baec-a07fb252282b/content