Understanding People and Process Resulting in Design of Place
Over the next few blog entries, Brady will be discussing how individuals interact with others and their environment at work and how this affects the planning behind design of space.
How do we choose a place to work? What drives us to join and stay with a company? It is a complex answer that stems from functional, emotional, physical and social aspects of being a human being at work. The balance needed to maintain a positive value proposition between an individual and an organization is in constant flux. Likely the most complex issue that a company should be concerned about is the social dynamics of the work created.
The science of social dynamics is the study of the ability of a group of people who are in relation with each other to react to inner and outer changes. This mathematically inspired approach to people comprises an analysis of the group’s ability to deal with its regulation mechanisms. Workplace design builds upon the systems, sociology and individual behaviors of the group in order to shape space to affect positive results in the dynamics of the group.