Focus in the Workplace

AIA Course #: HAW 589
IDCEC Course #: CC-106481
Subject Code: 3. Interior Design Education / 1. Instruction

Course Description: 

Employers need open and interactive space to encourage collaboration, and such spaces can introduce distractions. Distractions, however, sabotage focus, and focus work is a necessary part of collaborative efforts. How can we solve this conflict? Approach workplace design so that it encourages both collaboration and focus work within a variety of options for optimal worker performance.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of Focus
  • Identify the challenges of staying focused
  • Explain why focus in the workplace is difficult and what can be done to support it
  • Identify design solutions in the workplace that help to encourage focus

Content Outline:

  1. Explain what focus is and isn’t
  2. Focus exercise and debrief
  3. The Challenge: Distractions and Performance
  4. Design solutions that encourage focus
  5. Questions and answers