Det kommunikativa kontoret: En kvalitativ studie om aktivitetsbaserade kontors påverkan på intern kommunikation
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The communicative office – A study of the effects that Activity based offices has on internal communication.
Authors Carl Varli, Jonas Eklund and Petter Göransson
Course Business administration III – Organization – Bachelor’ thesis
Tutor Olle Duhlin
Examiner Mikael Lundgren
The prime focus of activity based office designs are the though of choosing your workplace along with your work task, instead of the other way around. This means that you do not longer have a set workstation of your own, you move around according to where to your current work will be best performed.
We want to explore how the communication within a company’s departments has been affected by the introduction of an activity-based office design.
The purpose of this study was to get an understanding of how this office design could effect the communication within companies that uses it. Further more, we wanted to study the effects that this kind of office would have on the communication within a department.
This bachelor thesis are written by inspiration from an inductive approach and based on a multiple qualitative case study of two companies that currently are using an activity based office design. Six interviews contributed to the collection of the empirical data.
Based on the results of this study we were able to identify a clear change in the HR departments (department by our choosing) communication. The communication generally increased as a result of more interaction between employees from different departments. However, we could also note that at the same time the communication within HR decreased as a direct result of the activity-based office design.
Keywords Activity based, Office, HR, Communication, Interaction
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 81 p.
Aktivitetsbaserat, Kontor, Kommunikation, Interaktion
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-35277DiVA: diva2:726172
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Human Resource Management - Personnel Management and Organisational Development, 180 credits
Duhlin, Olle, Universitetsadjunkt
Lundgren, Mikael, Lektor