How Can Workplaces Restore the Mind and Support Employee Wellbeing

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Material Information

Title:
How Can Workplaces Restore the Mind and Support Employee Wellbeing A Seven-Mode Restorative Workplace Typology
Physical Description:
1 online resource (195 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Austria, Dianne A
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Master's ( M.I.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Interior Design
Committee Chair:
PORTILLO,MARGARET B
Committee Co-Chair:
CARMEL-GILFILEN,CANDY N

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
attention -- creativity -- restoration -- wellbeing -- workplace
Interior Design -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Interior Design thesis, M.I.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This case study explored opportunities for workplace restoration in a company, recognized as one of the Fortune 500 Most Admired Companies in 2013, that allowed employee mobility. Guided by the Attention Restoration Theory (ART) and how employees can suffer from mental fatigue under continuous directed attention, Steelcase Inc. was examined to determine design opportunities that alleviated tiredness and facilitated restoration. Restoration's effects on wellbeing and creativity were also examined. This investigation used a mixed methods approach and collected both quantitative and qualitative data. Through an online employee survey, work and break habits were identified and the Perceived Restorativeness Scale (PRS) was applied to break locations. In addition, on-site observations included on-the-spot interviews in which employee participants shared their thoughts and opinions on opportunities for breaks. Structured interviews were also conducted to obtain more in-depth insight. Finally, narratives, based on the data collected, were developed to communicate the multiple perspectives in this study and resulted in the Restorative Workplace Typology (RWT). This typology outlines the seven modes of restoration within the workplace. From these modes, further design and research suggestions were presented.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Dianne A Austria.
Thesis:
Thesis (M.I.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: PORTILLO,MARGARET B.
Local:
Co-adviser: CARMEL-GILFILEN,CANDY N.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-11-30

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046755:00001