Increasing Productivity and Profit in the Workplace: A Guide to Office Planning and Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 17, 1992 - Architecture - 190 pages
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Offers invaluable and accessible guidance for designing workspaces in order to increase productivity and efficiency and reduce operating costs. After reviewing an existing situation, the author presents a variety of approaches that include instruction and direction to enact changes. Identifies specific deterrents in the workplace, providing new techniques and other methods to solve them. Details the Shumake Beta Module, created by the author, which supports maximum productivity by an individual worker at any company's level. All the material in the text has been successfully tested.
 

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Contents

WhiteCollar Productivity Improvement
7
Problems of the Workplace Environment
19
The Workplace Solution
27
The Movable Element
38
A Pain at Best
47
Man Is the Measure of All Things
61
The Premium and the Cost
67
The Benefits
73
Function versus Status
93
Introduction to Part II
99
Obtaining the Information
113
Analyzing the Data
121
Planning the Space
127
Facility Moves and Management
135
A Look into the Future
153
Glossary
183

Modular Carpet
86

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About the author (1992)

About the author M. GLYNN SHUMAKE is the Director of Interior Design Services for Powers Associates, Inc. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Contract Interiors and Vice President of the Interior Group of Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum. A licensed and registered architect, Mr. Shumake’s long practice has been devoted to interior design and interior architecture. Mr. Shumake is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Interior Committee of the St. Louis Chapter of the AIA.

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