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Cultivating Organizational Values: A New Model for Workplace Planning

Summary: As organizations have become more complex and employees more discerning, the dynamics of workplace planning have also changed. Typical, standardized layouts no longer work; the design of physical space must become more intentional. But before this concept can be widely accepted, a new way of thinking is required. Physical space needs to be considered a valuable resource that contributes to revenue growth and the enhancement of employee morale. An effective assessment tool for values-driven facility planning is based on Richard Barrett�s model of organizational values. The new model considers explicit and implicit values in the context of Barrett�s model and identifies the values that are embedded in the conceptual design, resulting design features, and the planning process. This enables the organization to match work settings to organizational goals.

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  • Topics: Human Resources, Innovation
  • Keywords: Employee satisfaction,Human resources (HR),Innovation,Organizational culture,Change strategies,Value analysis,Work Redesign,Cultural change,Quality of work life
  • Author: Groat, Linda; Stern, Lawrence
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation