Many modern office environments are, if not actual threats to health, uncomfortable and less than optimally desirable places to work. Workers often complain about environmental conditions in offices, either locally to their managers, or publicly to the press. Most of the knowledge and technology to improve environmental design in office buildings exists in the building industry, but for reasons having to do with the structure of the industry, the nature of the building commissioning process, and the ignorance of building users, much of it is not applied. Many opportunities for quality control during building design and construction are lost.
Adverse environmental conditions in offices have costly direct and indirect effects on organizations. These include low worker morale and reduced employee performance and organizational productivity. Studies indicate that improvements to the work environment could result in substantial dollar increases in organizational effectiveness. However, senior corporate decision makers often require “proof” that dollars invested in building repairs and renovation show tangible evidence of better work performance. In many cases, improvement in a state-of the-art office environment could be achieved with relatively little expense and a broader understanding of the psychology of people working in such buildings, resulting in more satisfaction all around. Check with a Professional Office Interior Singapore how they do it!