Name: Lindsey Walker
Title: A Model of Evaluating Team Communication Under Time Pressure Constraints at an Architecture and Design Office
Discipline: Interior Design
A Model of Evaluating Team Communication Under Time Pressure Constraints at an Architecture and Design Office
The historical year of 2020 changed the process and location of work. This experience presents a unique opportunity to understand how work is undertaken, from information exchange to the adaption of workspaces. The complexity where work was completed under the dynamic conditions and embracing the flexibility stresses the essential element critical to a project’s success: communication. Maintaining communication channels is vital but becomes indispensable during a crisis or non-normative times. Employees working within an architecture and design firm must continuously solve problems by analyzing complex factors that influence the outcomes under a deadline-based structure. This study was inspired by classical Allen Curve research conducted at MIT, which examines the relationship between employees’ physical proximity and communication level; however, there is a reemergence in the importance of studying the influential factors to employee communication patterns, from media selection, to physical proximity, and time pressure, while under new environmental conditions – Hybrid.