Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Alfred E. Thal, PhD.
Facing fiscal constraints, organizations should investigate new ways to ensure their weapons, equipment, facilities and personnel operate with improved efficiency. The adoption of hybrid workspaces offers a unique solution to improve both space utilization and workplace efficiency. The premise behind hybrid workspaces is that workspaces are not assigned to individuals; instead, a variety of different work areas are constructed to allow individuals to choose where they accomplish their work-related tasks. However, hybrid workspaces are still an emerging concept and represent a radical departure from traditional workplace setups. Current use of hybrid workspaces falls primarily in the private sector and there is no research available to suggest if hybrid work-spaces may or may not benefit the Air Force. This research investigated the Air Force's culture to determine if it may be feasible for the service to adopt hybrid workspaces. This research developed a method that was used to analyze an Air Force organization's culture to determine if the organization may be compatible with hybrid workspaces. The results show that some Air Force organizations may indeed be favorable to a move toward utilization of these types of spaces. As this research represents the first iteration of such a method, more research is required to determine feasibility. Once matured, the method can prove useful in assessing organizations to determine which areas leadership should pay attention to if they are looking to move forward and adopt hybrid workspaces.
DTIC Accession Number
Ellis, Richard T., "A Method to Determine an Organization’s Compatibility with Hybrid Workspaces" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 709.