Excellence by Design: Transforming Workplace and Work Practice

Author: Horgen, Turid H.

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  • ISBN: 9780471246473
  • Author: Horgen, Turid H.
  • Publ Date: 1998-12-18
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 304
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5888

Table of Contents :

Workplace-Making Beyond the Stable State. Concepts of Process Architecture. From Stereotype to Dynamic Coherence. The Design Game. The Practice and Tools of Process Architecture. A Synthesis of Ideas and Practices: The LX Workplace Experiment. Process Architecture Revisited. Learning Process Architecture. Epilogue. Notes. Index.


The second highest expense next to labor, the optimum use of office space has become critically important to businesses looking to gain a competitive edge in business today. Based on a four year research project of the Space Organization Research Group of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning, this book explores how to impact work processes through workspace -- processes that are already impacted by the company's culture, resources and technology. This book takes a strategic look at how people work -- how organizations evolve organically, blending work style, process, and place.

Author Biography:

TURID H. HORGEN is a research associate at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. She maintains an active workplace design practice in the United States and Europe, working for corporations, governments, and institutions. MICHAEL L. JOROFF is senior lecturer at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, where he served for fifteen years as Director of the Laboratory of Architecture and Planning. He consults globally with organizations about their workplace strategy and organizational development. WILLIAM L. PORTER is Leventhal Professor of Architecture at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is a former dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. The late DONALD A. SCHoN was Ford Professor of Urban Studies and Education, Emeritus, and Senior Lecturer in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.


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