ERIC Number: EJ862972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Reference Count: 0
Office Space: How Will Technology Affect the Education Office Environment?
Day, C. William
American School & University, v81 n10 p28-31 May 2009
The office environment 10 years from now will be different from the one today. More office personnel will be organized around processes rather than functions. More work activities will be done by teams rather than individuals, and those teams will change over time, as will the nature of the work projects and the people who constitute the team. The goal in a futuristic office design should be to provide efficient space. One of the most difficult factors in office design is how to incorporate emerging technologies. School administrators might consider how modern thinking--and modern technology--influences how office space is laid out and managed. Office spaces will need tremendous flexibility to allow for continual reconfiguration. In this article, the author discusses how technology affects the education office environment and offers tips for administrators who want to upgrade office space or create an office for the future.
Descriptors: Offices (Facilities), Technological Advancement, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Facilities Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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