Accession Number:

ADA066322

Title:

Communication in the Work Place: An Ecological Perspective.

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Patterns of communication and social interaction within a work organization are significantly influenced by architecture. Nearly all work organizations are dependent upon information flow, both informal and formal, between co-workers. As a rule, the more open and informal the communication, the more productively and efficiently the organization operates. The architectural design concept of focal points is presented as a strategy for planning the work facility for improved informal communication. Examples of energy-efficient building design schemes for cold regions are presented. These prototype buildings combine design for improved worker efficiency with thermal efficiency. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE