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Physical Settings and Organizational Success
Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services (2001)
  • Mary Ellen Kenreich, Portland State University

Physical settings will affect our work positively, negatively, or not at all. Being aware of a physical environment and its impact on work can help us redesign existing space or create new areas to meet our needs. Making specific changes to the physical settings can facilitate desired changes in an organization. The author shares a method of evaluating physical settings using six dimensions: security and shelter, social contact, symbolic identification, task instrumentality, pleasure, and growth. Examples are given from three academic library technical services areas.

  • Organizational change,
  • Libraries -- Space utilization,
  • Library planning,
  • Library buildings
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© 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd.
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Mary Ellen Kenreich. "Physical Settings and Organizational Success" Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services Vol. 25 (2001)
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