1. "Sleeping could be the best idea you ever had" <http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1297824,00.html> "For idlers, it may be the revelation they have been praying for: researchers called yesterday for beds to be installed in workplaces after a survey revealed that almost all of us come upon our best ideas when we are about to nod off" 2. "Even low-level office noise can increase health risks and lower task motivation for workers, Cornell researchers find" <http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Jan01/noisy.offices.ssl.html> "Low-level noise in open-style offices seems to result in higher levels of stress and lower task motivation, according to a new study by a Cornell University environmental psychologist" 3. "Cluttered desks make workers ill" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3571735.stm> "Researchers at NEC-Mitsubishi say the nation's office workers are being hit by 'Irritable Desk Syndrome'. They say long working hours, cluttered desks and poor posture are making many people ill" 4. "Study links warm offices to fewer typing errors and higher productivity" <http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/Oct04/temp.productivity.ssl.html> "Chilly workers not only make more errors but cooler temperatures could increase a worker's hourly labor cost by 10 percent, estimates Alan Hedge, professor of design and environmental analysis and director of Cornell's Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory" 5. "Work illness hits half UK staff" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4221923.stm> "More than half of people believe they suffer ill health due to work, a study has found" 6. "Workers want bosses to 'get lost'" <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4166062.stm> "Most workers reckon that their bosses are excessively bureaucratic, apportion blame wrongly and are inconsistent in decision making, a report has found... 'Management has to help employees perform, which in many cases means getting out of the way'"
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Posted by Bruno at 9:29pm