Friday, September 09, 2005

Architects of their own downfall in the office

Safety and comfort in the workplace is beneficial to both employee and employer ...

"Badly designed offices are seriously undermining the productivity of staff, claims research carried out among managers.

A report, supported by the Design Council and produced by the international architecture firm, Gensler, claims that making people work in unsuitable and unpleasant surroundings cuts productivity by a fifth and costs British business billions of pounds in lost output each year.

Workplace morale is undermined by offices which are uncomfortable and unattractive, says the report, with complaints over lack of space, inappropriate office layout and an assumption among staff that the biggest factor in office design has been cutting costs."   continued ...   (Via Guardian)

Crowded Office - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

A highly productive office.

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