Communication in the Work Place: An Ecological Perspective.
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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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
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