Research to design healthy workplaces

How to optimize the design of a workplace to create a healthy work environment? A team from the University of Arizona Institute on Place and Wellbeing (UAIPW) in collaboration with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) performed the research. They used real-time wearable human health sensors and real-time environmental sensors to monitor federal workers’ in a multi-year study. The purpose was to optimize and design healthy workplaces. Design healthy workplaces The sensors monitored heart activity,… Continue reading

Latest News: Workplace environment’s impact on your brain’s functionality

eLearningworld News from US New research from Florida University shows that the working environment can have long-term impact on employees’ performance. Both lack of stimulation and if the workplace is unclean has negative effects. The research is based on data from 4963 adults in the ages 32 to 84 from the 48 contiguous states with 47 percent male and 53 percent female. The study was published in June issue of the Journal of Occupational and… Continue reading

Latest News: New study identifies keys to manage incivility in the workplace

eLearningworld News from Sweden New research from Department of Psychology at Lund University about workplace environment and incivility shows that instigated incivility to a large extent can be explained by witnessing coworker incivility. While negative outcomes were to a high degree explained by experienced supervisor incivility via mediation through perceived low social support, low control, and high job demands. Totally 2871 Swedish employees in the hotel- and restaurant industry participated in an online survey answering… Continue reading