Workplace Strategy

Workplace strategy is the critical research area that supports employees with appropriate work environments to achieve work outcomes such as productivity, satisfaction, work-life balance, and perception. The research ranges from office layouts to work arrangements within not only physical space but also virtual space. For instance, many workers had experienced or have been experiencing working-from-home arrangements because of COVID-19 these days. The pandemic-enforced working-from-home practices awaken the interdependence between the workplace and home environments and, consequently, the role of the physical workplace.


  • Yang, E., Hong, S., & Kim, Y. (2021). The environment of open-plan workspaces: space utilization, user satisfaction, and environmental measures. Journal of Facility Management Education and Research, 5(2), 86-98.  
  • Chacon Vega, R. J., Gale, S., Kim, Y., Hong, S., & Yang, E. (2020). Does an open-plan office actually work? A workplace gap analysis: importance and perceived support of key activities. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 22(4), 261-277.
  • Kim, Y., & Yang, E. (2020). Theoretical understanding of sociomateriality in workplace studies. Facilities, 38(13/14), 927-942.
  • Yang, E., Bisson, C., & Sanborn, B. (2019). Coworking space as a third-fourth place: changing models of a hybrid space in corporate real estate. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 21(4), 324-345.
  • Hua, Y., & Yang, E. (2014). Building spatial layout that supports healthier behavior of office workers: A new performance mandate for sustainable buildings. Work (Reading, Mass), 49(3), 373-380.