Emerald Article: Factors affecting the development of flexible workplace facilities Mohammad A. Hassanain
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Factors affecting the development of ﬂexible workplace facilities Mohammad A. Hassanain
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Abstract
Purpose – The aim of this paper is to identify the factors that inﬂuence the provision of sustainable and ﬂexible ofﬁce workplace in built-facilities, and further, classify these factors under several categories, where commonalities are shared. Design/methodology/approach – The author has analyzed the published literature for the purpose of reviewing the origin of ofﬁce workplace design and the reasons that promoted the development of ﬂexible workplace in ofﬁce-based environments. A sum of 18 factors for facilitating the provision of the ﬂexible workplace were identiﬁed. These factors were classiﬁed under four categories, including planning of the building, layout of the physical workplace, information technology networking, and building service systems. Findings – The survey of literature has revealed that there is no comprehensive overview of factors that designers, developers, investors, facility managers, and planners can use to provide sustainable and ﬂexible workplace facilities, where ﬂexibility relates to the concept of the physical layout and functional opportunities of the workspace. Based on a study of the literature, 18 factors for facilitating the provision of the ﬂexible workplace have been identiﬁed. Originality/value – Designing a sustainable ofﬁce work environment is as challenging a task today as ever. New ways of...