Ergonomics and the Senses

Business.com recently published my article, “Coming to Our Senses: How Ergonomics Applies to Office Environments and Productivity.”

Researchers in diverse fields, from architecture to psychology, are investigating how sensory inputs affect productivity. This article cites studies that look at noise, air quality, lighting, and eating in the office environment.

I found more than two-dozen studies and linked to many of them. One of them about blue-enriched lighting was rather obscure, and I’d like to thank Vivian Giang for bringing it to my attention in her guest blog for the online MBA degree program at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School.

Companies large and small are applying these findings to make office workers more comfortable and productive. If you work in an office, chances are you’ll find an idea you can use.

 

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Eric F. Frazier

Eric F. Frazier is an independent writer, editor, book reviewer and co-author of GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones.