Researchers found that the smell of peppermint improved performance and the speed at which tedious clerical tasks were accomplished.
The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has recently completed its COPE (Cost-effective Open-Plan Environments) project for workplace environments.
Evidence has shown that ergonomic interventions can decrease worker discomfort, but can they increase productivity? Are ergonomic guidelines being ignored in schools?
The physical features of the indoor work environment are closely linked to human behaviors such as creativity, teamwork, and leadership.
Lab designers are now fully incorporating research-backed workplace design principles that have been used successfully in office spaces into the high-science/high-tech environments they are creating.
Recent research, which has combined an assortment of test conditions in a new way, has shown relationships among task type, office color, presence of scenic images, and workplace performance.
Lessons learned from the design of operating rooms can be applied to other areas where thoughtful production work is performed.
The Inspired Workspace makes just as significant a contribution to workplace design as Zelinsky’s previous books.
Achieving business success depends on the work activities and behaviors of individuals, teams, and groups. We start with our clients’ business goals and measure how well office design supports these.
Schwartz and his team studied the implications of changing postures while working – in other words standing after a period sitting or sitting after a time standing.