Workplace concepts and their application. Offices in Finland

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Jylhä, Tuuli
dc.contributor.author Petrulaitiene, Vitalija
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-02T11:07:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-02T11:07:10Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-24
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/14548
dc.description.abstract The move from industry-based economy to knowledge-oriented economy has made an impact on how business is executed nowadays. Therefore, the understanding of the workplace in companies has been changing, too. From ”physical space for performing tasks” towards consideration of a workplace as an integral tool for business success. In order to effectively incorporate real estate to organization’s strategy and improve its performance, the workplace needs to be considered by different sources like RE, HR, IT, and finance department combined. The aim of this thesis is to understand why some organisations choose workplace concepts, what benefits they bring, and what are the workplace concepts used in different organisations in Finland. The main research question is ”What are the motives, preferences and benefits behind an adoption of a workplace concept in organisations in Finland?” which is divided in four sub-questions: What is workplace concept? What are spatial solutions applied in workplaces? Why organisations apply workplace concepts? What was the initial stimulus to employ the concept? This thesis is a qualitative research conducted by using case study method. Thesis includes 6 case studies of companies which are using workplace concepts as a part of their core business strategy with the interviews of persons in charge. Findings of the literature review together with the analysis of case organisations indicated that: - workplace concept is a process with particular steps which are listed in this thesis; - common spatial solutions in workplaces in Finland are activity-based offices; - there are external and internal drivers stimulating the creation of a workplace concept; and - workplace concepts benefit organisations in various business areas: finance, processes, people, place, and customers. The list of benefits is created and presented in this thesis. Support research could be conducted in other regions of Finland or even Nordic countries for estimating the generalisability in a broader context. More studies are needed on the methods of evaluating workplace concepts. Also, the findings from case studies revealed that greater attention is required to the change management after implementing a concept. en
dc.format.extent 64+10
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Workplace concepts and their application. Offices in Finland en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö en
dc.contributor.school Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword workplace en
dc.subject.keyword concept en
dc.subject.keyword process en
dc.subject.keyword benefits en
dc.subject.keyword drivers en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201412033101
dc.programme.major Real Estate Investment and Finance fi
dc.programme.mcode M3009 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Junnila, Seppo
dc.programme Kiinteistötalouden koulutusohjelma fi


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