I have been checwing through a list of books on work and workspace. Read, thought about, considered and discussed with other like-mind individuals:
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
The Joy of Work?: Jobs, Happiness and You
Business Reimagined: Why work isn’t working and what you can do about it
First book on the list was kind starting point thinking about the work and workplace/workspace as such. What really motivates us to do what we do and how we do those activities. Finding flow as Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes here is a truly rewarding feeling, however can be exhaustive after long periods.
Smarter Working Manifesto is discussion about the finding the most appropriate place for tasks we perform – office, home, caffe shop, library, etc. This also lists good amount of food for thought for those planning to offer flexible working to their workforce.
The Joy of Work discusses our relationship with work – why we prefer to work rather than sit idle. Loads of references and long list of suggested reading. Best to read it and conclude whether applicable to your situation or not – Amazon reviews help.
And still to go through:
Planning Office Spaces: A Practical Guide for Managers and Designers
Workplace by Design: Mapping the High-Performance Workscape
Sound Business: How to Use Sound to Grow Profits and Brand Value
A Brief History of Tomorrow: The Future Past and Present
Leading from the Emerging Future: From Ego-System to Eco-System Economies
Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness