Seating preference analysis for hybrid workplaces

Publication Year: 2020 Publication Type : JournalArticle


Due to the increasing nature of flexible work and the recent requirements from COVID-19 restrictions, workplaces are becoming more hybrid (i.e. allowing workers to work between traditional office spaces and elsewhere including from home). Since workplaces are different in design, layout and available facilities, many workers find it difficult to adjust accordingly. Eventually, this impacts negatively towards work productivity and other related parameters including concentration, stress, and mood while at work. One of the key factors that causes this negative work experience is directly linked to the available seating arrangements. In this paper, we conduct an analysis to understand various seating preferences of 37 workers with varying demographics, using the data collected pre-COVID-19, and analyse the findings in the context of hybrid workplace settings.We also discuss a list of implications illustrating how our findings can be adapted across wider hybrid work settings.


@article{DBLP:journals/corr/abs-2007-15807, archiveprefix = {arXiv},
    author = {Mohammad Saiedur Rahaman and Shaw Kudo and Tim Rawling and Yongli Ren and Flora D. Salim},
    bibsource = {dblp computer science bibliography,},
    biburl = {},
    eprint = {2007.15807},
    journal = {CoRR},
    timestamp = {Mon, 03 Aug 2020 01:00:00 +0200},
    title = {Seating preference analysis for hybrid workplaces},
    url = {},
    volume = {abs/2007.15807},
    year = {2020}


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