Effects on employee bonds matter
Karp and colleagues studied the design of primary care clinics. They probed, via multiple research tools, how “two different primary care clinic physical layouts (onstage/offstage and pod-based [PB] designs) influenced pre- and post visit team experiences and perceptions.Protocols encourage healthcare team communication before and after primary care visits to support better patient care. . . .In the onstage/offstage design, colocated teams had increased verbal communication but perceived being isolated from other clinic teams.
Berthelsen and colleagues investigated the implications of transitioning university staff from cell offices to an activity-based workplace. The researchers studied, via a survey, “how staff at a large Swedish university experienced the . . . work environment before and after moving to activity-based offices.. . . In the new premises, a vast majority (86 per cent) always occupied the same place when possible, and worked also more often from home. The social community at work had declined and social support from colleagues and supervisors was perceived to have decreased.
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Fay, Cai, and Real reviewed empirical peer-reviewed studies related to decentralized nursing stat
Pearce and Hinds share important insights on effective transitions to open office environments.
Alignment drives performance
Layouts that improve patient and caregiver experiences
Research continues to indicate that work groups’ relative locations influence the performance of
Even in today’s electronics-centric offices, where a person sits relative to other employees stil