From Walls to Experiences - Workplace transformation from physical office space to 'Workplace-as-a-Service' model

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Jylhä, Tuuli, Ass. Prof., Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
dc.contributor.advisor Nenonen, Suvi, Dr., Tampere University of Technology, Finland Danivska, Vitalija 2018-09-05T09:03:16Z 2018-09-05T09:03:16Z 2018
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-8144-1 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-8143-4 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.description.abstract Organisational changes, technological development, and new ways of working are transforming the workplace. Increased mobility of employees and the possibility to work from anywhere and anytime challenge the concept of organisation's office as an only place to work. In a knowledge-based service-driven economy, individuals are exposed to the possibility of choices and are driven by good user experiences. In a world where everything becomes 'as-a-Service', 'Workplace-as-a-Service' model seems to attract more interest from employees, employers, and service providers.  This dissertation contributes to workplace management research by introducing a new approach that positions workplace as a service rather than physical office space for knowledge work. The two research questions directing this dissertation are: Why is the workplace becoming 'as-a-Service'? and How is the workplace becoming 'as-a-Service'?  This research employs qualitative research design. The empirical data are collected through interviews, site observations, and available documents. Data analysis methods include thematic and pattern analysis supplemented by narrative literature reviews.  The results of this dissertation show that workplace is transforming due to the need to support employees and their needs in corporate organisations and new services that are offered at the workplace are developing in a direction supporting employees and their work outside corporate offices. Further, conducted business model analysis demonstrates that workplace can be offered as an overall experience by following servitization principles and increasing service offering to meet the needs of employees. 'Workplace-as-a-Service' model refers to an employee-centric bottom-up approach to workplace, offering flexibility and a network of spaces and services.   The main contribution of this dissertation is two-fold. First, servitization theory is introduced to extend the current workplace management theories. It is one of the first attempts to conceptualize workplace transformation from service-oriented perspective. Second, for practitioners, this dissertation provides an ontology business models that guides organisations transforming workplace from physical space to 'as-a-Service' model.  Future research on 'Workplace-as-a-Service' concept and deeper insights from servitization approach in workplace management would be beneficial for the ideas presented in this dissertation. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 158/2018
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: Petrulaitiene, V., Jylhä, T. The perceived value of workplace concepts for organisations, Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 2015, Vol. 17 Iss. 4, pp. 260-281. DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-06-2015-0014
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: Petrulaitiene, V., Rytkönen, E., Nenonen, S., Jylhä, T. Towards responsive workplaces - identifying service paths for time-and placeindependent work, Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 2017, Vol. 19 Iss. 3, pp. 144-156. DOI: 10.1108/JCRE-10-2016-0034
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: Petrulaitiene, V., Rytkönen, E., Nenonen, S. How can FM service providers improve their service delivery through value co-creation, in (ed.Jensen, P.A.) proceedings of CFM 2nd Nordic Conference: FacilitiesManagement Research and Practice. Does FM contribute to Happiness in Nordic countries? August 2016, DTU, Denmark.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: Petrulaitiene, V., Korba, P., Nenonen, S., Jylhä, T., Junnila, S. From walls to experience - servitization of workplaces, Facilities, Vol. 36, Iss: 9/10, Forthcoming. Accepted to be published 9 February 2018. DOI: 10.1108/F-07-2017-0072
dc.subject.other Real estate en
dc.subject.other Work en
dc.subject.other Organisations, Corporations en
dc.title From Walls to Experiences - Workplace transformation from physical office space to 'Workplace-as-a-Service' model en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu fi School of Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Rakennetun ympäristön laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment en
dc.subject.keyword workplace en
dc.subject.keyword transformation en
dc.subject.keyword servitization en
dc.subject.keyword user-oriented en
dc.subject.keyword employee experience en
dc.subject.keyword workplace services en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-8144-1
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Junnila, Seppo, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Built Environment, Finland
dc.opn Appel-Meulenbroek, Rianne, Ass. Prof., Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
dc.contributor.lab Real Estate Business en
dc.rev Anker Jensen, Per, Prof., Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
dc.rev Haynes, Barry, Dr., Sheffield Hallam University, UK 2018-09-28
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