The Physical Environment for Communication in 21st-Century Work Spaces: A Research Model

  • Deborah C. Andrews
Part of the Communicating in Professions and Organizations book series (PSPOD)


The physical environment of an office, laboratory or studio shapes, reflects and sometimes subverts the kinds of communication required to get work done there. To examine that hypothesis, my research into workspace design pulls together insights from material culture studies as well as rhetorical theory. Given a long-standing interest in professional communication, I am focusing on a productive intersection of these disciplines to look at on-the-ground communication practices in specific 21st-century work spaces.


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