By Derek Clements-croome
Preface. Contents. Foreword - Nick Raynsford, Minister for development, DETR. 1. Creativity, surroundings and other people. 2. the industrial Case for productiveness. three. the character of Poductivity. four. focus & pondering. five. Case stories. 6. the longer term. Appendix. Index.
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It almost seems that for optimum work performance a keen sharp environment is needed which fluctuates between comfort and slightly cool discomfort. It is much more difficult to test the effects of temperature on mental than on physical performance. For example, the lowest industrial accident rate occurs around 20°C and rises significantly above or below this temperature. The other problem is the interaction with other factors which contribute towards the productivity. Motivated workers can sustain high levels of productivity even under adverse environmental conditions for a length of time which will depend on the individual.
It is also a resource for creativity, which, I have found, is like an underground stream into which all the other streams which are the parts of yourself feed; they all flow along together quite nicely, lying dormant and maturing, and waiting, because all the best ideas have to await their time and place, or be dismissed as irrelevant or cranky. Then creativity develops what might be likened to hot springs, which bubble up to the surface, into consciousness, and then it can be put to use. The essence of creativity is that it brings into being something new.
It should be mentioned again that some studies have shown a decrease in SBS symptoms with increased ventilation rates (Samimi and Seltzer, 1992) while others have not (Moray, 1989). Holcomb and Pedelty (1994) conclude that although there is some inconsistency there is sufficient evidence to suggest an association between ventilation rates, indoor air quality, SBS symptoms and employee productivity. In one case study reported by Lorsch and Abdou (1994b) it is not clear whether the drop in productivity was due to a reduction in comfort, the loss of individual control or frustration due to being inconvenienced.
Creating the productive workplace by Derek Clements-croome