Office space can influence productivityOn 4 May 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Few people appreciate the importance of office space in improvingproductivity. But in a time of rapid organisational and technological change,HR’s potential to influence workspace design gives it a great opportunity toparticipate in business strategy. Frank Duffy, co-founder of international design consultancy DEGW, said HRhad the chance to work with IT, finance and corporate real estate to raiseproductivity through bricks and mortar. “The office says more about how you feel about your employees thananything else. This offers HR access to corporate strategy because it wouldhave to do it in corporation with others, specifically IT,” Duffy said. To make effective changes to office space, HR must communicate acrossdepartments to begin measuring efficiency, effectiveness and expression – themessages you wish to convey to through your office, he said. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.