An Overview of Neglected, but Important Factors Affecting Employee’s Productivity, Health and Safety in the Workplace

Oyesola Animashaun, Kola O. Odeku


Majority of the people tend to spend quite an ample amount of time in their workplaces. Depending on the working hours in each jurisdiction, workers spend between eight to ten hours at work. Furniture, equipment, lights and devices are usually put in place to facilitate and improve work environment. The importance of furniture and infrastructure, the way and manner they are designed and placed, and the environmental conditions of the workplace become crucial when linked to the comfort or discomfort of the user. Poorly arranged office furniture and infrastructure can definitely be a source of reduction in productivity and output in the workplace. This article looks at the dynamic nature of furniture and office infrastructure as well as environmental conditions in the workplace, by assessing whether they have significant impact or are impediment to the day to day running of business ventures.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n20p2967

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