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What are Affordances?

The workspace is much more than a container for people—and it’s much more than a tool used to perform a task. The workspace can have a direct effect on the ability of employees to do their work, which—consequently—has an indirect effect on business goals. Thus, the elements within a work environment have a profound effect on people’s ability to do their work. Our partner, Haworth has adopted the concept of Affordances, which they’ve been studying for over 15 years, to help identify the characteristics of a workspace that help people do their best work.

Read more to find out how well-designed workspaces can help people perform better—cognitively, emotionally, and physically.

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