Management Fix

Eduardo Espinheira
ILLUMINATION
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2 min readApr 28, 2021

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By definition, a workspace is an office or desk where someone works. (1) Space, buildings, and architecture are not the first things a company thinks about “transforming work.” Yet, changes to space and time are basic to evolving concepts of what work means. Employee empowerment, re-engineered work processes, organizational learning, and the elimination of work-family barriers do not seem to be connected conceptually to a company’s accommodation, yet companies looking forward to growing and thriving — to more than just survival — are learning to do workspace reorganization.

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Companies are increasingly concerned with reducing overhead and keeping costs down to maintain a competitive position in the marketplace. At the same time, employers want to increase the effectiveness and productivity of their workforce. By strategically tailoring the accommodation provided to the technical, functional, interactive, and psychological requirements of employees’ tasks, companies can offset the possible adverse effects of smaller workspaces, fewer amenities, or moving by designing a better workspace and a work environment for human needs. (2)

A quality workspace design leads to a less stressful and more productive atmosphere. Employers must take the physical work environment of their employees into consideration. Employees need to feel comfortable and calm in their physical work settings to produce their…

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Eduardo Espinheira
ILLUMINATION

Eduardo Espinheira is a Consultant, Facilitator, Manager, Public Speaker, Creator of the Management Bugs&Fixes and the Machiavellian PM Stories