Cubes to Collaboration: A Generational Divide In the Workplace

dc.contributor.authorCackett, Megan
dc.contributor.chairHua, Ying
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBohns, Vanessa Kimberly
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-23T13:22:01Z
dc.date.available2018-10-23T13:22:01Z
dc.date.issued2018-05-30
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of office space has evolved. As the workforce transitions from the baby boomer to the millennial generation, companies are changing their approach to collaborative spaces for knowledge work. Yet, expectations of an ideal workplace differ between cohorts. This study investigates the behavior and perceptions regarding collaboration space held by employees at The Boeing Company. An effort is made to consider the larger organizational ecology. Methods include observations, interviews, and a survey. Results show that there is a generational divide in perception and space use. Facilities should be strategically used as an asset to bridge this divide by aligning change management processes and participatory leadership techniques with workplace design.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X47W69F7
dc.identifier.otherCackett_cornell_0058O_10267
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornell:10267
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10489437
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59352
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational behavior
dc.subjectExperimental psychology
dc.subjectcollaboration spaces
dc.subjectfacility planning & design
dc.subjectmillennial workforce
dc.subjectuniversal workplace design
dc.subjectworkplace strategy
dc.titleCubes to Collaboration: A Generational Divide In the Workplace
dc.typedissertation or thesis
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
thesis.degree.disciplineDesign and Environmental Analysis
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameM.S., Design and Environmental Analysis
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