The paper "The Office: 1950 to the Present by Christopher Budd" is a wonderful example of an article on engineering and construction. This review analyses the journal article titled “ The Office: 1950 to the Present” by Christopher Budd. The analysis of the article is based on different factors and variables such as objectives, theory, concepts, arguments, method, evidence, values, literature, contribution, and style, which thereby looks into the different details of the article and helps to improve the relevance of the study. Analyzing the different factors stated above will help to understand the article better and will focus on the core points that have been discussed in the article. The article highlights the changes in offices' and artifacts' building methods that occurred from the 1950s to 2000.
The article also discusses the changes that the office construction methods and its premises underwent decade by decade, from 1950 until 2000. It then shows the manner in which the changes have been made and looks at the different theories and models, which were used at that time. The article examines the manner in which offices were designed according to different theories like Theory of X and Y and others.
This led to the office space being different and showed the position of the person. With changes in employee relations, the office space went through various changes. Employee relations development has also helped to form the present reforms and theories that were applied today. This brought forward the transformation and showed the different factors like growth in employee power and knowledge along with employee reforms, which has transformed the office space design. The overall analysis thereby shows the manner in which the working culture has changed and how it has been reflected through the change in office structure, space, objects, furniture, and so on.
This explains how those different changes helped in revolutionizing the working culture and changing office settings. The article doesn’ t bring forward any theoretical framework but has been implicitly shown within the article. The article indirectly harps on the different theoretical frameworks, which shows the manner in which globalization and changes have affected changes in the style of working. This has been aided by the fact that reforms and development of different rules, which guide the employees, has completely transformed the style of working and has resulted in a complete transformation of carrying out business.
The article also shows some assumptions, which state that the model, which has been developed in the office, replicates the working style, and determines the authority relationship within the organization but might not be actually true. The concept could have been true for a particular organization but not for the entire economy or globe. The central concept that the article stresses on changes in policies, working style, the relationship between the authority and the way employees get depicted in the working style.
The working style has been given parallelism with the style offices are built and has laid importance to show the manner in which it has undergone changes. This has been linked to the changes in theories and employee and employer relationship. The overall effect shows a change in employee motivation and helps to bring a change in their outlook through which better efficiency can be created and different factors, which had a role in development, can be identified.
Furthermore, the article looks into every aspect by analyzing the decade wise growth which helps to ensure comparability and shows the different environmental changes which were depicted in the working style and resulted in a complete transformation of the business.
ReferencesBudd, C. The Office: 1950 to the Present