Spatial and Behavioural Attributes in Office Design

  • Pranab Kumar Nag
Part of the Design Science and Innovation book series (DSI)


The interrelationships of spatial as well as behavioural components, such as the task design factors, group psychosocial traits have direct impacts on office design and workplace effectiveness. The office spaces, such as the enclosed cellular offices, open-plan office, co-working or shared space, the enclosures around a work area, and interpersonal distance, refer to as the recognized characteristics of organizational culture. That is, office space and workstation design, spatial density and proximity, biophilia and aesthetics influence the work process in the office and also occupant’s behaviour and performance. This chapter elucidates the psychosocial constructs of work environment relating to communication and social networking among co-workers for positive outcomes, whereas privacy is a multi-layer construct in the process of information control. Stress management, personal control, sense of belonging, territoriality, control and supervision are the identifiable dimensions that influence occupants’ innovation and collaboration, well-being and job satisfaction in the office environment.


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  • Pranab Kumar Nag
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  1. 1.School of Environment and Disaster ManagementRamakrishna Mission Vivekananda UniversityKolkataIndia

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