Title A Study on Design Elements at Workplace for Work Commitment
Authors 신정은(Shin, Jeong-Eun) ; 임호균(Lim, Ho-Kyun)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.3.81
Page pp.81-92
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Work Commitment; Flow Theory; Workplace; Design Elements; AHP
Abstract The workplace is a physical environment that stimulates the five senses. The incorporated design elements are contributing factors that can influence employees to become more productive with their work. Although work responsibilities can be clearly defined, the classification and system of design elements in a workspace are unclear. This study aims to analyze the relationship between work commitment and design elements in an office space by systematically deriving design factors that directly affect work commitment through an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). Design factors were classified into primary hierarchy involving structural and decorative elements, secondary hierarchy through literature review, and then their importance was evaluated by conducting expert surveys. Upon analyzing these surveys, the factors not related to work commitment were disregarded; there were 15 primary hierarchies and 85 secondary hierarchies of design elements derived. By conducting an AHP survey on the primary hierarchy, experts placed more importance on the structural elements of the workplace than on the decorative elements that contribute to work commitment. Also, the walls among the structural elements and the furniture surrounding the decorative elements were deemed most important. This research proved to be meaningful in providing a framework for classifying design elements while offering evaluation tools especially for workplaces where there is no such system in place. Additionally, through this research expert opinions were identified regarding the priorities placed on design elements in a workplace as it relates to work commitment.