Designing your own workspace improves health, happiness and productivity

December 2010
Management Services;Winter2010, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p6
Academic Journal
The article discusses the studies by the University of Exeter's School of Psychology which revealed the impact of a workspace' design and layout on employees. Findings indicated that personalizing the design and layout of an office results to employees who are happier, healthier, and up to 32% more productive. It was realized that giving people more control of their office spaces made them feel physically more comfortable at work, identify more with their employers, and more positive about their jobs in general. Professor Alex Haslam, who co-authored the study, noted the stronger links between a lack of control over workspace and sickness in the office.


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