A study on Relevance of Ergonomics in Indian Financial Service Organisations

K., Sanil S.; Nair, Vinithkumar
October 2013
Journal of Contemporary Research in Management;Oct-Dec2013, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p49
Academic Journal
The health status of employees has a direct bearing on employee behavior. Research shows that improving employee health and well being will enable employers to build up a more productive workforce. Ergonomics is the application of human sciences to the optimization of people's working environment. As Literature review reveals, its application was limited mainly to the production sector till the recent past. But now, service industry also views its importance seriously and Ergonomics is turning out to be a key element for their HR strategies. Yet, it is not an intrinsic part of organisational culture in many a cases. This study is to provide a larger framework on the relevance of Ergonomics in Indian financial sector keeping in view the modern technological and infrastructural changes. Also, the study aims to find out the correlation between the work place conditions and the employee performance. Data for this study was collected from Employees and HR managers in financial companies in Banking and nonbanking sector so as to determine whether there is any perceived system based on sound ergonomic principles in such organizations. Various Statistical tools have been utilized to analyse the data for arriving at the conclusions.


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