read case incident 1 the place makes the people p 574 of your textbook

Instructions:

  • Read Case Incident 1: The Place Makes the People (p. 574 of your textbook)
  • Then read: Why Activity-Based Working is the Cure for the Open Office Layout (Link (Links to an external site.))
    • This article makes a case for the use of activity-based working.
  • Then read: Activity-Based Workplace Design: Using Data to Drive Your Transformation (Link (Links to an external site.))
    • This article describes factors that need to be considered when implementing this design.
  • Optional: This article shows good examples of organizations using the activity-based working design: Link (Links to an external site.)
  • Respond to the below questions. Your responses must reflect an understanding and integration of the above 3 readings. Note: This is an individual assignment and must not be worked on/discussed with others.

Questions to Answer:

  1. How might different types of office designs (traditional, open, or activity-based) influence employee social interaction, collaboration, and creativity? Explain. [20 points]
  2. Should social interaction, collaboration, and creativity be encouraged even in organizations without an innovative culture? Why/why not? [20 points]
  3. How could you measure whether new office designs are improving the organizational culture? Explain. Be detailed. [20 points]
  4. A generally positive view of activity-based workplace designs is presented in the above articles. What do you consider the potential downsides to such designs? Explain. [20 points]
  5. Are activity-based workplace designs the direction of the future or just another fad to be replaced by the next “latest and greatest” idea? [20 points]

Grade Determination

  • The starting point value associated with each question component is provided in brackets after the question component. Grading anchors for each discussion and/or explanation question component are as follows:
    • full credit (100%): Very thorough, in-depth discussion reflecting strong critical thinking (requires at least several sentences); answers the question asked
    • partial credit (90%): Thorough, in-depth discussion reflecting strong critical thinking (requires at least several sentences); answers the question asked
    • partial credit (80%): Somewhat thorough, in-depth discussion reflecting moderate critical thinking (requires at least several sentences); answers the question asked
    • partial credit (70%): Minimally thorough discussion; answers question but reflects little critical thinking; answers the question asked
    • partial credit (60%): Surface-level discussion; no depth to response/discussion reflecting very little critical thinking; answers the question asked
    • no credit (0%): Does not answer the question asked
  • Deductions to starting score:
    • Use of outside sources (beyond the ones included in the assignment): automatic zero
    • Evidence of plagiarism and/or consulting with others to answer questions: automatic zero
    • Incomplete sentence: 10-point deduction per occurrence
    • Grammatical/typographical errors:
      • 0-2: no deduction
      • 3-4: 5-point deduction
      • 5-6: 10-point deduction
      • 7-10: 20-point deduction
      • more than 6: 30-point deduction

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