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Organizational Design & Employee Productivity
A report on how office conditions can affect employees' productivity.
# 108726 | 4,967 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published by on Oct 26, 2008 in Business (Administration) , Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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This report presents information regarding the effects of organizational design on employees' level of motivation, creativity, and engagement. The report analyzes the true meaning of "office space", the effect of working in cubicles, the financial impact on the U.S. economy due to disengaged employees, the cost benefit analysis of physically restructuring the organizational design, what companies have changed their work environment, and the implications for today's managers. The report examines current workplace trends and how those trends have shifted, due to recent changes in office design. The author has included a graph as well.

What is Office Space?
Are cubicles really going away?
Is the traditional work environment really cost-effective?
Is it really worth the trouble to restructure?
Which companies have made the change?
Where to go from here?

From the Paper:

"The term "office space" usually makes people think of the movie directed by Mike Judge (IMDB, 2007). The movie depicts the stories of a company's workers who hate their jobs and attempt to do away with their greedy boss. The movie is rather amusing and it portrays a lot of office settings in which the employee is disgruntled and unmotivated. There are many reasons why employees become disengaged and want to quit their jobs and in the movie it's the greedy boss that is the cause. The movie does a great job of showing how an office environment can influence an employee's mood, creativity, and engagement level, but unfortunately we never see how those settings can be changed. In my research I have found many different ways to helps change the way your employees behave and stay on task. The task is actually quite simple and there is no book of instructions or specific guidelines, but rather just pictures and blueprints to help change the way you do business."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Half, Robert (2007, September 24). Your Six Biggest Cubicle Complaints...Solved. Retrieved December 14, 2007, from MSN.Career Builder Web site:
  • Harter, James K. (2006).Your Job May Be Killing You. Gallup Management Journal. April, 1-7.
  • Krueger, Jerry (2006).Why Dilbert is Right. Gallup Management Journal. March, 1-5.
  • McNamara, Carter (2007, January). Organizational Culture. Retrieved December 07, 2007, from Management Help Web site:
  • Siebert, Paul (2006, January). The State of the Cubicle: What's Now & What's Next. Steelcase, Retrieved December 03, 2007, from

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