A new edition of a classic title, featuring updated and additional material to reflect today’s competitive work environments, contributed by a team of international experts. Essential for anyone involved in the design, management and use of work places, this is a critical multidisciplinary review of the factors affecting productivity, as well a practical solutions manual for common problems and issues.
Part 1: Creativity, Environment and People 1. Pleasure and Joy, and their Role in Human Life 2. Consciousness, Well-Being and the Senses 3. Indoor Environment and Productivity 4. Emotion and Environment: The Forgotten Dimension 5. A Broad Definition of Comfort 6. Stress and the Changing Nature of Work Part 2: The Economic Case for Productivity 7. The Economics of Enhanced Environmental Services in Buildings 8. Productivity Link Assessment to Indoor Air Quality 9. The Cognitive Workplace Part 3: The Nature of Productivity 10. Productivity in Buildings: The Killer Variables 11. Room Temperature Effects on Office Work 12. Indoor Air Quality Effects on Office Work 13. Lighting for High Quality Workplaces Part 4: Concentration and Thinking 14. Attention and Performance in the Workplace 15. Concentration and Attention: New Directions in Theory and Assessment Part 5: Case Studies 16. The Narrative Office: BBC Case Study 17. Windows and Office Worker Performance 18. The Role of Perception, Designing for Productivity and Wellbeing 19. The Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace and the Building as Power Plant 20. Air Conditioning Systems of the K.I. Building in Tokyo 21. Employee Productivity in the Intelligent Workplace 22. Future Design: Guidelines and Tools 23. Optimising the Working Environment Part 6: The Future 24. New Ways of Working: A Vision of the Future 25. A Procedure to Estimate the Cost Effectiveness of the Indoor Improvements in Office Work 26. Building Performance: The Value Management Approach