According to a recent report developed by the international support services and construction group, Interserve, the noise, smell and temperature of the workplace are among some of the main indicators that greatly influence an employee’s working experience.
Forming part of the organisation’s ‘workplace experience science series’ – initially launched in July of this year alongside the work environment change professionals, Advanced Workplace Associates – this first report details how by improving employees’ physical and emotional response to their working environment – from the look and feel of a workplace to non-visual sensory inputs such as smell, noise and temperature – can significantly improve productivity and cognitive performance.
Managing director, Commercial at Interserve, Jeff Flanagan, commented: “The environment may be different in the workplace, but the way we process experiences and how this affects our behaviour is the same. By understanding employees’ physical and emotional responses to their working environment – which this report seeks to explain – workplace professionals can design and deliver positive workplace experiences that will contribute to improved productivity and performance for the organisation.”
You can download a full version of the report here