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Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Corporate Real Estate Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Corporate Real Estate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of European Real Estate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Housing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Property Investment & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Real Estate Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Real Estate Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Sustainable Real Estate     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Pacific Rim Property Research Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Property Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Real Estate Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Real Estate Management and Valuation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Sri Lanka Journal of Real Estate     Open Access  
Tidsskrift for eiendomsrett     Full-text available via subscription  
Zeitschrift für Immobilienökonomie : German Journal of Real Estate Research     Open Access  
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Journal of Corporate Real Estate
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ISSN (Print) 1463-001X - ISSN (Online) 1479-1048
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  • The role of coworking spaces in the changing landscape of future workplace
           agility: linking boundary organization theory and organizational
           development models

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      Authors: Eunhwa Yang , Bonnie Eaton Sanborn , Yaoyi Zhou
      Abstract: This study aims to illustrate the potential of coworking spaces as one way to achieve optimal workplace arrangements and corporate real estate (CRE) agility, especially for large organizations. The authors suggest understanding coworking spaces from the boundary organization theory and organizational growth model. This study takes a threefold theoretical approach: conducting a literature review and identifying the gaps in coworking studies for large organizations, applying the organizational boundary theory in tandem with organizational growth models in the context of coworking spaces as a part of the workplace ecology and identifying future research agendas for coworking studies. This study proposes a conceptual framework of how coworking spaces can be viewed and used as a boundary object throughout the organizational growth phases. Besides, four major future research areas are proposed: case studies and/or empirical evidence of coworking spaces as CRE buffer zones and boundary objects for organizations, coworking space design and different formats of boundary object-infused collaboration, coworking space design and management for its own agility and flexibility and how coworking affects employees’ performance, health and well-being and professional training/mentoring. For large organizations, there is a clear pressure to rethink CRE to increase workplace agility, flexibility and resilience, much accelerated with the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding the effective use of coworking spaces as a part of CRE portfolios will help enhance corporates’ state and ability to reassess, realign and replan their CRE portfolios. Many existing studies about coworking spaces are based on observations and self-reported justification at an individual level. Whether and how coworking can benefit companies at an organizational level is largely unstudied and worth more attention. This study illustrates a new theoretical understanding of how coworking spaces can be a part of CRE portfolios and bring potential benefits of inter and intraorganizational collaboration throughout the phases of organizational growth.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2022-08-04
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-12-2021-0046
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • What is a smart office environment' An exploratory study from a user
           perspective

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      Authors: Deniz Tuzcuoğlu , Bauke de Vries , Dujuan Yang , Aslı Sungur
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore the meaning of smart office environments from a user perspective by investigating user preferences and expectations. Eleven semi-structured interviews with the users after moving into a smart office building of a Dutch Municipality and an observation as complementary data were conducted. The data were analysed based on the grounded theory and thematic analysis, combining a reflexive approach to the literature review. Two main themes were revealed addressing user expectations and preferences for smart office environments: “enhanced interaction” with the social and physical office environment and “sense-making” of the smart concept (or smartness). Within these themes, basic and smart office aspects were identified and classified based on their association with smart office concepts or technology. The findings reveal the meaning of the smart office concepts from a user perspective by highlighting the importance of user experience on enhanced interaction and sense-making of the smart office concept, equipped with basic and smart aspects. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study is the first to qualitatively examine drivers underlying the meaning of smart office concepts from a user point of view. Organisations, environmental psychologists, designers and managers can use the findings of this study to develop guidelines for a successful smart office design.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2022-05-20
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-12-2021-0041
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Facilitating hotdesking in a hybrid campus environment: lessons from the
           hotdesking experiences of doctoral students in a US public university

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      Authors: Manju Aishwarya Adikesavan , Laxmi Ramasubramanian
      Abstract: University faculty, researchers and graduate students are increasingly working out of hotdesks, nonterritorial workspaces available on a “first come first served” basis and cleared of all work and personal possessions at the end of every work session. The aim of this study of the hotdesking experiences of doctoral students in a US public university facility is to identify the themes and coping behaviors associated with hotdesking and examine their implications for campus workspace design and policymaking. This study uses multiple methods – direct and participant observation of flex workspaces in the study site, semi-structured interviews of doctoral students hotdesking in the study site and archival research of public institutional data. Study participants work early or late to secure suitable hotdesks, perform important tasks in locations other than the study site, incur co-working space and home office costs, etc. to cope with the themes of uncertainty, lack of control and lack of workspace continuity associated with hotdesking. Workspace reservation systems, storage lockers and workspaces for diverse tasks can improve the on-campus hotdesking experience. Off-campus support such as financial support for setting up and maintaining a home office, subscription to co-working spaces, etc. can facilitate productivity and foster a sense of connection in hotdesk users. This study contributes evidence that hotdesking doctoral students operate in a hybrid work environment composed of on- and off-campus locations. This study provides original insight that hotdesk users need on- and off-campus workspace support to experience productivity, connection and well-being in a hybrid campus work environment.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2022-05-03
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-12-2021-0047
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Content validation of value-adding indicators for corporate real estate
           management: insights from a developing country

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      Authors: Daniel Amos , Naana Amakie Boakye-Agyeman
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to test the content validity of value-adding indicators derived from a comprehensive review of literature and expert interviews within the context of the nascent corporate real estate management (CREM) practices in Ghana. A questionnaire survey was conducted on a panel of experts to assess the content relevance and clarity of the value-adding indicators. The individual content validity (I-CVI) index as well as the average scale content validity index (S-CVI) were computed. Preliminary interviews were analyzed using summative content analysis. The I-CVI for relevance and clarity ranged from 0.33 to 1.00, whereas the average S-CVI was > 0.80. Critical analysis of the results by corrections, eliminations due to lower I-CVI scores and suggestions from the experts resulted in a final list of 50 indicators grouped under 10 domains. The results from the content validity confirm the applicability of the value-adding indicators in literature within the Ghanaian context. The study provides detailed sustainability indicators while introducing a new value-adding parameter that relates to CREM preparedness for pandemics such as the Covid-19. Further psychometric assessment such as construct validity, inter- and intra-examiner reliability and internal consistency of the indicators is recommended. The indicators developed through the content validation can assist in the design and review of measures for the assessment of added value by corporate real estate managers and researchers. The paper presents the first attempt to test and develop added value indicators within the context of a developing country by taking a systematic content validation procedure.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2022-02-14
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-08-2021-0024
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2022)
       
  • Guest editorial: To the special issue TWR 2020, no. 2 Future Workspaces II

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      Authors: Annette Kämpf-Dern , Mascha Will-Zocholl
      Abstract: Guest editorial: To the special issue TWR 2020, no. 2 Future Workspaces II
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2022-07-29
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-06-2022-075
      Issue No: Vol. 24 , No. 3 (2022)
       
  • An architectural viewpoint to user-centred work environment research to
           support spatial understanding in a transdisciplinary context through
           ecosystem-based approach

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      Authors: Aulikki Herneoja , Piia Markkanen , Eevi Juuti
      Abstract: This paper aims to build on the presumption that defining the spatial solution of the activity-based office environment through user-centred interdisciplinary dialog would strengthen understanding of interdependencies between the environment and the worker. Secondly, this presumption also contributes to the idea that the shared and clarified concepts of a spatial solution through location-specific structuring, would support the research outcomes in being communicated to the design practice, and further improve the work environment design in the future. Thirdly, this supposition is that understanding, documenting and communicating of the interdependencies between the environment and the worker would contribute to increased interdisciplinary understanding, ultimately benefitting the end-user, the worker. The driver of this conceptual paper is to encourage understanding across disciplinary boundaries and communication of work environment research results for implementation in design practice. The authors introduce an ecosystem-based approach to discuss the spatial solutions of activity-based office work environments. This approach is motivated by a need to understand the contradictory findings in former knowledge work environment research, such as ambiguities with shared concepts concerning interdisciplinary spatial discourse and shortcomings with user-centred methodologies in architectural design research. The transdisciplinarity forms the methodological framework of this paper, and it is reflected in relation to the design research approach Research by Design (RbD). RbD considers the professional designer’s viewpoint, which includes creative knowledge production, carrying out the operations of research in a real-life context with interdisciplinary interactions together with the worker’s user-experience. The research outcome is the proposal of an activity-based office ecosystem-based approach, in which the physical environment is structured into two entities: architectural envelope and interior orchestration. In this twofold approach, both qualitative and quantitative contents are meant to be seen as part of the time-location-based framework of an office space. This integrative approach is intended to support the process of searching for understanding and unity of knowledge across disciplinary boundaries. The twofold structuring also has an essential role in supporting methodological choices and the communication of the research outcomes both between disciplines and to design practice. The twofold model also has a role in engaging users as participants and evidence providers in the design or research processes. The location-specific ecosystem-based approach of the physical work environment compiles of a twofold entity architectural envelope and interior orchestration. This approach supports affordance-based thinking, understanding the ecosystem’s complexity and underpins spatial documentation. Furthermore, this location-specific ecosystem-based approach enables communication of the research outcomes to the design practice and participation actions with the users.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2022-03-28
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-12-2020-0070
      Issue No: Vol. 24 , No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Impact of activity-based work environments on knowledge work performance
           – quasi-experimental study in governmental workplaces

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      Authors: Heljä Franssila , Aleksi Kirjonen
      Abstract: Work environment change from the traditional cell- and open-space offices to activity-based work (ABW) generates many concerns among workforce and management. The purpose of this study is to observe impacts of ABW change on several knowledge work performance drivers and outputs. A quasi-experimental design was applied to distinguish the impact of ABW on several dimensions of knowledge work performance in three governmental organizations. The empirical measures that were observed in the study were: perceptions of physical environment, virtual environment and social environment, individual ways of working, well-being at work and self-assessed productivity. Well-being at work or productivity will not collapse because of ABW change. Most of the facets of self-assessed productivity and all of the well-being facets did not change because of the adoption of ABW. ABW change had a positive impact on group work effectiveness but negative effect on perceptions of the facilities as conducive for efficient working. ABW change had an enhancing effect on the routine of protecting one’s concentration from software-induced interruptions and decreasing effect on using mobile technologies to work during idle times and using technology to avoid unnecessary traveling. ABW change made telework more acceptable. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this study was one the first studies following real-world change to ABW with quasi-experimental design. The difference-in-differences approach made it possible to isolate the causal impact of ABW change on the knowledge work performance drivers and outputs from other simultaneous changes taking place in the studied workplaces.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2022-02-21
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-01-2021-0001
      Issue No: Vol. 24 , No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Exploring ways to study the workplace design in a small knowledge work
           company

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      Authors: Piia Markkanen , Eevi Juuti , Aulikki Herneoja
      Abstract: This study aims to find ways to bridge the gap between workplace design and research. Exploring the design process from general design aims to site-specific design makes the process visible to support workplace design research. Participatory design methods were used to understand employees’ needs and preferences in work-related situations to support the design process. The design process was divided into three phases. The office was temporarily refurbished for the intervention study, and evaluation data was collected with qualitative methods. Participatory design-generated data revealed typical knowledge work needs, such as the need for privacy, interaction, exposure and preferences for the atmosphere in the workspaces during different situations. The authors identified the following key points to obtain design data: design aims, affordance design and site-specific multidimensional design. An intervention study in a small organisation revealed that lack of activity-supporting spaces created undesirable overlaps for focused work, collaborative work and client communication. The findings of this paper are explorative and limited to a small knowledge work company. The present approach identifies valuable data collection points in different design phases of workplace design processes. Sharing knowledge from practice to research and vice versa could inform research and improve workplace design. This study makes the workplace design phases more visible. It supports finding new ways to study the connection between the user-needs and workplaces; and understanding how different design solutions impact workplace experiences, such as satisfaction. This study also brings focus to understanding the versatile needs of small organisations and their workplace design.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2022-02-03
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-01-2021-0006
      Issue No: Vol. 24 , No. 3 (2022)
       
  • Overcoming the liability of distance' An exploratory study of the
           associations between social networks, sense of community and spatial
           colocation

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      Authors: Felichism Kabo
      Abstract: This study aims to examine the associations of social networks with the sense of community (SOC) construct and spatial colocation or having an office. The study site was an institute for health-care policy research formed in 2011 by bringing together scientists from more than 20 different university units. Only 30% of the scientists were had an office or physical presence at the institute. Therefore, the institute was an ideal site to examine whether SOC was correlated with different dimensions of network position – connectedness, reachability and brokerage – even when the authors account for the lack of spatial colocation for the off-site scientists. A two-part (sociometric and workplace) internet survey instrument was administered in 2014 to the institute’s population of 411 individuals. The sociometric data were used to create an undirected interaction network and the following dependent variables (DVs) or network centralities: normalized degree to measure connectedness; average reciprocal distance to capture reachability; and normalized betweenness to proxy brokerage. Separate node-level network regressions were then run with random permutations (N = 10,000) and listwise deletion for each of the DVs with SOC and spatial colocation as the independent variables, and variables that controlled for gender, organizational affiliation and job category. SOC and spatial colocation are both positively and significantly correlated with network connectedness and reachability. The results suggest that both SOC and spatial colocation have a larger impact on reachability than connectedness. However, neither SOC nor spatial colocation are significantly associated with network brokerage. Finally, the findings show that SOC and spatial colocation are more reliable predictors of network connectedness and reachability than are key individual- and unit-level control variables, specifically the individual’s sex, job category and organizational affiliation. The controls were not significantly associated with any of the three network centralities, namely, connectedness, reachability and brokerage. This exploratory study used social network analysis and node-level network regressions to examine the associations from SOC and spatial colocation to dimensions of network position. SOC is positively and significantly associated with network connectedness and reachability, suggesting that SOC is an important consideration when individuals are disadvantaged from the absence of spatial colocation. The findings have implications for work in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic as they imply that interventions based on the SOC construct could potentially lessen the negative effects of remote work on workplace social networks due to factors such as the reduction of social contacts.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2021-12-28
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-10-2020-0055
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Does working from home work' Experience of working from home and the
           value of hybrid workplace post-COVID-19

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      Authors: Eunhwa Yang , Yujin Kim , Sungil Hong
      Abstract: This study aims to understand how knowledge workers working from home during COVID-19 changed their views on physical work environments and working-from-home practices. This study conducted a survey targeting workers in the USA recruited via Amazon Mechanical Turk. A total of 1,651 responses were collected and 648 responses were used for the analysis. The perceived work-life balance improved during the pandemic compared to before, while the balance of physical boundaries between the workplace and home decreased. Workplace flexibility, environmental conditions of home offices and organizational supports are positively associated with productivity, satisfaction with working from home and work-life balance during the pandemic. While the strict traditional view of “showing” up in the office from Monday through Friday is likely on the decline, the hybrid workplace with flexibility can be introduced as some activities are not significantly affected by the work location, either at home-based or corporate offices. The results of this study also highlight the importance of organizations to support productivity and satisfaction in the corporate office as well as home. With the industry collaboration, future research of relatively large sample sizes and study sites, investigating workers’ needs and adapted patterns of use in home-based and corporate offices, will help corporate real estate managers make decisions and provide some level of standardization of spatial efficiency and configurations of corporate offices as well as essential supports for home offices. The pandemic-enforced working-from-home practices awaken the interdependence between corporate and home environments, how works are done and consequently, the role of the physical workplace. This study built a more in-depth understanding of how workers who were able to continue working from home during COVID-19 changed or not changed their views on physical work environments and working-from-home practices.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2021-12-16
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-04-2021-0015
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • The impact of healthy workplaces on employee satisfaction, productivity
           and costs

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      Authors: Theo van der Voordt , Per Anker Jensen
      Abstract: This paper aims to explore the added value of healthy workplaces for employees and organizations, in particular regarding employee satisfaction, labour productivity and facility cost. The paper is based on a narrative review of journal papers and other sources covering the fields of building research, corporate real estate management, facilities management, environmental psychology and ergonomics. The review supports the assumption of positive impacts of appropriate building characteristics on health, satisfaction and productivity. Correlations between these impacts are still underexposed. Data on cost and economic benefits of healthy workplace characteristics is limited, and mainly regard reduced sickness absence. The discussed papers indicate that investing in healthy work environments is cost-effective. The findings contribute to a better understanding of the complex relationships between physical characteristics of the environment and health, satisfaction, productivity and costs. These insights can be used to assess work environments on these topics, and to identify appropriate interventions in value-adding management of buildings and facilities.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2021-11-25
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-03-2021-0012
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Coworking space practices: assessing space users’ preferences and
           challenges in Ibadan, Nigeria

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      Authors: Timothy Oluwafemi Ayodele , Oyeronke Toyin Ogunbayo , Kahilu Kajimo-Shakantu , Theophilus Babatunde
      Abstract: Coworking spaces are recent developments in commercial property investment portfolio in Nigeria. Given the user-centered nature of coworking space practices, the purpose of this paper is to examine the factors influencing users’ preference for coworking, and the challenges associated with the use of coworking spaces in the emerging Nigeria property market. This study used a quantitative research approach. This study sampled nine (9) traditional coworking spaces in Ibadan property market, from which 15 coworking space users were randomly selected in each of the coworking hubs. From a total of 135 respondents, only 45 (33.33%) questionnaires were retrieved and found suitable for analysis. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that economic and social motivators were significant drivers influencing coworkers’ decision to cowork. Personal factors were the least rated. Also, top-rated features/facilities that users prefer in the workstations include a neat environment and conveniences, uninterrupted power supply, serenity of the neighborhood and ease of signing up. The findings also showed that the challenges being faced by the users were predominantly about disturbance/noise from guests and/or other users, lack of privacy, poor internet connectivity, power failure and inability to personalize workspace (in decreasing order). This study has implications for investors and users of coworking spaces in comparable developing markets. Also, the study will influence strategies and decisions of private firms/companies, as it relates to the work pattern of their employees. This paper is relevant given the emergent behavioral changes, necessitated by the changing work practices. This compels the need for a reevaluation of the preferences and challenges associated with coworking spaces, especially as it relates to the users of flexible office spaces in emerging economies.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2021-10-25
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-03-2021-0011
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Corporate real estate and green building: prevalence, transparency and
           drivers

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      Authors: Thomas Julian Richter , Eveline Soliva , Matthias Haase , Isabelle Wrase
      Abstract: Green building is a megatrend in corporate real estate management. This paper aims to document the prevalence of green building reporting in public firms, assess how well firms apply good practices of green building and show which firms, countries and industry sectors are particularly advanced in the application of green building technologies. The study uses data on green building reporting, green building scores and firm characteristics of 1,281 publicly traded firms from different industries in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries over a 5-year period. Regression analysis is used to relate the adoption of green building reporting and excellence in green building to firm characteristics. The results indicate that there is a huge variation in green building activities and reporting in corporate real estate management across countries and industries. The study finds that firms in the financial and health-care sectors are leading in green building reporting. Environmental, social and corporate governance-oriented, profitable and large firms receive the highest green building scores. The results in this paper rely on the reported but not inevitably monitored green building activities. There may also be companies that use green building technologies but do not report on them. The conclusions are largely based on correlations and do not allow for causal statements (endogenous variables). The results in this paper are crucial for practitioners in corporate real estate to benchmark their green building activities and reporting. Additionally, the paper sheds light on how information on green building is propagated in the financial market. The paper looks at the drivers and barriers of green building for 25 countries and across all industry sectors (1,281 firms). In contrast to that most of the existing literature focuses on single countries and limits the analysis to companies in the real estate and construction industry. Additionally, the paper has a joint focus on publicly available green building reporting and green building scores.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2021-10-11
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-05-2021-0016
      Issue No: Vol. ahead-of-print , No. ahead-of-print (2021)
       
  • Identifying interior design strategies for healthy workplaces – a
           literature review

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      Authors: Susanne Colenberg , Tuuli Jylhä
      Abstract: It is widely recognized that interior office space can affect health in several ways. Strategic and evidence-based design, including explicit design objectives, well-chosen design solutions and evaluation of results, aid realization of desired health effects. Therefore, this paper aims to identify possibly effective interior design strategies and accompanying design solutions and to provide examples of effectiveness measures. A literature sample of 59 peer-reviewed papers published across disciplines was used to collect examples of workplace design features that have positively influenced workers’ well-being. The papers were grouped by their health objective and design scope successively and their theoretical assumptions, measures and findings were analyzed. Four main workplace design strategies were identified. Design for comfort aims at reducing or preventing health complaints, discomfort and stress, following a pathogenic approach. It has the longest tradition and is the most frequently addressed in the included papers. The other three take a salutogenic approach, promoting health by increasing resources for coping with demands through positive design. Design for restoration supports physical and mental recovery through connections with nature. Design for social well-being facilitates social cohesion and feelings of belonging. Design for healthy behavior aims at nudging physical activity in the workplace. By drawing complementary perspectives and offering examples of design solutions and effectiveness measures, this paper encourages workplace designers, managers and researchers to take a transdisciplinary and evidence-based approach to healthy workplaces. It also serves as a starting point for future empirical research.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2021-11-30
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-12-2020-0068
      Issue No: Vol. 24 , No. 3 (2021)
       
  • Switching behaviour in activity-based working environments: an exploration
           of the reasons and influencing factors

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      Authors: Eunji Häne , Lukas Windlinger
      Abstract: A tendency that employees do not frequently switch between different activity settings was reported in previous studies, which are opposed to underlying assumptions of activity-based working (ABW) offices. Although ABW is increasingly becoming a standard office concept, employees’ switching behaviour has not been studied in depth. This study aims to understand employees’ switching behaviour by identifying reasons (not) to switch and various influencing factors of switching behaviour. An online survey was conducted across Switzerland and Belgium, and 124 respondents participated in the questionnaire. The mismatch model was developed to examine whether the misfit between either activity or preference and work environment leads to switching to another place in the office. Results show that most of the respondents switch multiple times a day, which runs counter to the previous studies. Furthermore, this study presented clear evidence that mandatory switching frequency is independent of various factors presented in the study, indicating that the distinction between mandatory and voluntary switching is valid. Besides, results identified privacy, acoustics, distraction, proximity to team/colleagues as reasons to switch and as reasons not to switch, place preference/attachment, proximity to the team were determined. This study contributed to better understanding switching behaviour by defining, distinguishing switching behaviour, identifying reasons (not) to switch and influencing factors of switching frequency. In addition, this study compared the misfit between activity and environment and the misfit between preference and environment as push factors leading to switching behaviour. These findings can provide more knowledge of switching behaviour to workplace or facility management practitioners.
      Citation: Journal of Corporate Real Estate
      PubDate: 2021-10-06
      DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-12-2020-0072
      Issue No: Vol. 24 , No. 3 (2021)
       
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