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Providing a sustainable framework for academic workspace evaluation: a literature review

Adenipekun, M. T. and Ajibola, M. O. and Oluwunmi, Adedamola O (2021) Providing a sustainable framework for academic workspace evaluation: a literature review. In: 4th International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development, 2021, Online.

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This paper aims to articulate the user-centred variables in academic work environment with holistically sustainable Academic Workspace Evaluation (AWE) framework for universities. The paper considers emergent thought on academic workspace with respect to the requirement of users. Based on this point, a broad-review of literature around the variables underpinning academic workspace disposition to users‟ conduct is carried out. The study identifies 109 user-centred cognate variables as prerequisite of AWE. These variables fall into three basic units for ease of analysis: the organisation culture, the employees‟ work environment, and the academic workspace condition. Each of the three identified units must contribute respectively to meeting the desired condition of workspace in its holistic form. In other words, the success in each unit affects the success of the other two units. Furthermore, the quality of the workspace depends entirely on the corporate interaction and interrelationship of the three units. However, differences in culture, system, process, modes of work operations, purpose and objectives between universities presents difficulties to generating a holistic universal user-centred AWE framework. It is therefore inappropriate to strictly and absolutely adopt a universal framework for academic workspace without the inclusion of local contents for individual university flexibility. The framework is context-based designed to accommodate these local contents within the conventional structure arrangement of respective universities. The proposed AWE framework is capable to generate Universal Minimum Academic Workspace Benchmark Standard (UMAWBS) for use in universities globally.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2021 10:03
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 10:03

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