The relative merits of lean, enriched, and empowered offices: an experimental examination of the impact of workspace management strategies on well-being and productivity.

@article{Knight2010TheRM,
  title={The relative merits of lean, enriched, and empowered offices: an experimental examination of the impact of workspace management strategies on well-being and productivity.},
  author={Craig Knight and S. Alexander Haslam},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          158-72
        }
}
Principles of lean management encourage managers to exert tight control over office space and the people within it. Alternative, design-led approaches promote the value of offices that are enriched, particularly by plants and art. On the basis of a social identity perspective, we argue that both of these approaches may compromise organizational outcomes by disempowering workers and failing to give them input into the design of their office space. This hypothesis is tested in two experiments (ns… 

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