Wednesday, 4 November 2015

New Study on Work Environment

I am pleased to share with all of you recent research on the environment relation to the workplace. I found this article very interesting, and I hope you can say the same!

According to a new study performed by a collaboration of universities, individuals who work in well-ventilated offices with few indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide have very high cognitive functioning scores, compared to others who do not have such healthy work environments. Researchers were very interesting in looking at the impact of ventilation, chemicals and carbon dioxide on worker's cognitive function in the workplace. As building continue to increase in energy efficiency, they also become more airtight, which increases the potential for poor indoor environment quality.

This study interested me as it proves to have a major significance in discovering our environment during cognitive tasks effects our ability to make decision, problem solve and strategize. I am aware that various companies and organizations are making steps to "Go Green," through recycling, energy efficient sources and proper disposal of waste. I hope they can further their environmental protection techniques by making sure their indoor work environments are healthy and safe. In turn, they may observe great results from their employees!

The picture displays an ecological office building, which has helped in making the work environment for its employees a much cleaner and effective area. I have attached the link to the article, if you would like to check out the entire story!  


  1. This is very interesting. I believe there should be labor codes which promote at least adequate ventilation in all office buildings. You'd think the employer would advocate for such a code too, considering it effects the productiveness of their employees!

    1. I agree! You would think and hope that employers would have more of a concern for their workers. Maybe they are simply unaware of how much the atmosphere in their offices effect performance!

  2. I've read similar studies, and I found them very interesting as well. Making buildings more healthy and cognitively stimulating for the workers will push us ahead in our predictions and results. The best thing about this is that there are so many different and creative ways to fix this that I can't wait to see what people come up with.