"Over the past few years, employee participation in workspace design and evaluation became a fast growing tendency among Israeli organizations, in the public and private sectors alike. The variety of selected methodologies may indicate diversity of meanings for the terms "employee" and "participation", held by decision makers in organizations. Contextual parameters, both organization- and culture-specific, probably impact how employee participation is practiced. The presentation will include a discussion of such parameters and the ensuing applications of employee participation endeavors, as illustrated in two case studies. The two are distinguished by organizational characteristics and nature of participatory activities in their respective design and evaluation processes."