The Impact of Workplace Design on the Productivity of Employees in Architectural Firms

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Ifrah Fahim
Saima Kalwar
Surhan Fatima


The effectiveness of employees in architectural firms is significantly influenced by office design; nevertheless, this study is only applicable to architectural enterprises in Qasimabad, Hyderabad. These companies are well-known in Hyderabad and are regarded as the best for working conditions and experience-building. To recruit staff, other businesses mostly idealize these businesses. Employee efficiency, job satisfaction, and productivity are all significantly impacted by the workplace. It has been noted that poorly planned office spaces that don't consider how the space is divided within a building can cause significant physical and mental distress in workers. The objective of the study consists of determining the factors which leads to a poorly designed office, the determination of the factors into two categories of physical and mental factors and the recommendations or solutions which suit the environment of offices in Hyderabad. After that, a questionnaire study was carried out to further investigate how office layout affected employees' productivity at architecture businesses. The questionnaire was created in a way that it covered all the important aspects that have an impact on the employees' physical and mental health. Structured observations were used to gather the data, along with physical surveys of the chosen companies. After the obtained data were processed using SPSS software and Microsoft Excel, the levels of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with the workplace design were quantified using a 5-point Likert scale and Yeh's satisfaction index model. The study recommends key design elements that must be considered when creating an office layout so that employees may work in an atmosphere that increases employee enthusiasm and productivity, a layout that prevents the physical and emotional harm that an unergonomically planned setting causes.

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