A healthy workforce is vital for improved productivity and organisational growth. A study, led by Professor Shun Kawakubo from the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Hosei University, Japan, has found that the office environment is the most important factor that leads to economic benefits and better health of the workforce.
Previous studies have shown that the work environment greatly influences work efficiency and the health of worker. However, the exact economic benefits of maintaining an optimal built environment in the workplace remain unclear. In a new study, researchers from Japan have quantified the economic benefits associated with the elements of an office environment. Their findings underline the importance of developing healthier and more comfortable office spaces for improving productivity.