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Corridor communication, spatial design and patient safety: enacting and managing complexities


Iedema, R and Long, D and Carroll, K, Corridor communication, spatial design and patient safety: enacting and managing complexities, Space, Meaning and Organisation, Edward Elgar, A van Marrewijk and D Yanow (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 41-57. ISBN 9781848446502 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]


Organizational Spaces engages various aspects of work-related settings and their relationships to their 'inhabitants', from employees at all levels to clients or customers, and from visitors to onlookers at a greater remove. Spatial settings are coming more and more to figure explicitly in analyses of organizations and organizational practices, as seen in recently published works. Studies of organizational spaces have ranged in focus from examining the role of organizations' headquarters and other buildings' spatial design in communicating organizational meanings to onlookers near and far, to the allocation and use of space for communicating organizational meanings internally. Other studies explore general, theoretical questions concerning the meanings of built spaces the extent to which these meanings are central to an organization's identity or investigate spatial elements that communicate the organization's brands and goals.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health care administration
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health outcomes
UTAS Author:Iedema, R (Professor Rick Iedema)
ID Code:94710
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-09-16
Last Modified:2014-09-16

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