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Workplace and Productivity: A Post Occupancy Evaluation of LAUTECH Senate Building, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

DOI: 10.5923/j.arch.20120202.03

Keywords: Office Workplace, Productivity, POE, Users’ Satisfaction, Workstation

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Post occupancy evaluations (POE) have been discovered to be of high importance in building design decisions. The study explored POE to assess the users’ satisfaction with the office spaces of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Senate Building, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. The aim was to measure the influence of workplace design quality on workers’ productivity to inform future design decisions. A questionnaire survey of 150 randomly sampled office workers in the building was carried out. The variables investigated on a 5-point scale were grouped into satisfaction and productivity parameters. Result of the data analysis shows correlation between self-reported workplace satisfaction and productivity. Recommendations were made on workplace design based on the result.

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