Performance-related places top the employee agenda

The
state of the UK’s working landscape has been highlighted by a survey in which
95 per cent of employees said they would perform better if they had improved
surroundings.

The
survey, commissioned by housing charity Shelter and the Royal Institute of
British Architects was  carried out as
part of an Architecture Week initiative called Architect in the Workplace. The
scheme partners architects with businesses to discuss the design potential of
workspaces in return for a donation to the charity.

Organisational
psychologist, Andreas Liefooghe said: "It is well documented that the
physical environment plays an important role with regard to employee
performance and well-being. Research into noise, heat and light, for example,
has shown that these factors are crucial for a happy, productive and safe
workforce."

Architecture
Week takes place on 21-30 June.

www.riba.org/workplace

By Quentin Reade

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