In an increasingly competitive environment, companies are being forced to think harder than ever about the way they work and how they can improve profitability. Creating the Productive Workplace provides a critical, multidisciplinary review of the factors affecting workplace productivity. Productivity is a key issue for individual companies as well

chapter 1|15 pages

Indoor environment and productivity

ByDerek Clements-Croome

chapter 2|11 pages

Creativity in the workplace

ByJackie Townsend

chapter 3|11 pages

Consciousness, well-being and the senses

ByDerek Clements-Croome

chapter 4|11 pages

Pleasure and joy, and their role in human life

ByMichel Cabanac

chapter 5|20 pages

Emotion and the environment: the forgotten dimension

ByMahtab Akhavan Farshchi, Norman Fisher

chapter 7|16 pages

Stress and the changing nature of work

ByValerie Sutherland, Cary L. Cooper

chapter 8|14 pages

The economics of enhanced environmental services in buildings

ByDavid H. Mudarri

chapter 9|22 pages

Assessment of link between productivity and indoor air quality

Charles E. Dorgan and Chad B. Dorgan

chapter 10|38 pages

Assessment and measurement of productivity

ByDerek Clements-Croome, Yamuna Kaluarachchi

chapter 11|25 pages

Productivity in buildings: the ‘killer’ variables

ByAdrian Leaman, Bill Bordass

chapter 13|20 pages

Creating high-quality workplaces using lighting

ByJennifer A. Veitch

chapter 14|15 pages

Attention and performance in the workplace

ByRoy Davis

chapter 15|17 pages

Concentration and attention: new directions in theory and assessment

ByDavid A. Schwartz, Stephen Kaplan

chapter 16|13 pages

Managerial and employee involvement in design processes

ByJean E. Neumann The problem

chapter 17|9 pages

The Intelligent Workplace: a research laboratory

ByVolker Hartkopf, Marshall Hemphill

chapter 18|14 pages

Air-conditioning systems of the KI Building, Tokyo

ByHidetoshi Takenoya

chapter 19|9 pages

Employee productivity and the intelligent workplace

ByWalter M. Kroner

chapter 20|9 pages

Future design – guidelines and tools


chapter 21|10 pages

Optimising the working environment


chapter 22|11 pages

New ways of working: a vision of the future

ByFrancis Duffy A legacy of resentment