Impact of Ergonomic Changes on Office Employee Productivity

International Journal of Management Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2011

16 Pages Posted: 29 May 2014 Last revised: 23 May 2016

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Alok Saklani

Swami Rama Himalayan University

Shweta Jha

Apeejay School of Management

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

While human beings have been interested in principles of ergonomics for ages, the discipline actually started to evolve rapidly with increasing technology advancement. Empirical reports exist about how certain working conditions cause physiological trauma, and to some extent affect productivity, though the environment in context has generally been the factory. Office conditions and productivity, and in particular computer work and accuracy have not received much focus, yet. This paper reports findings of a study on the impact of various ergonomic workplace settings (intensity of light, noise reduction, temperature control, etc.) on performance of computer operators. It was observed that these ergonomic interventions significantly enhanced job accuracy although merely simulating ergonomic actions will not bring in the desired effect.

Keywords: Ergonomics, Performance, Productivity

JEL Classification: M5, J0, J8

Suggested Citation

Saklani, Alok and Jha, Shweta, Impact of Ergonomic Changes on Office Employee Productivity (2011). International Journal of Management Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2443266

Alok Saklani

Swami Rama Himalayan University ( email )

SRHU, Jolly Grant, Dehradun 248140
dehradun, UT Uttarakhand 248140
India

Shweta Jha (Contact Author)

Apeejay School of Management ( email )

Sector-8, Institutional area
Dwarka
New Delhi, 110075
India

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