19 December 2007

Will sitting at your desk decrease productivity?

Research undertaken in the UK by HB Maynard concluded that getting people out of their chairs and away from their desks in order to communicate with colleagues can lift morale and boost flagging productivity.

This seems to be an issue in the highly technology enabled world where workers are generally unhealthier and more injury prone. 80% of respondents felt that they could improve productivity by being allowed to be more mobile (whether or not people, in reality, would move around more and improve their health is another matter entirely).

There also seems to be an issue about the generation gap with younger workers wanting (more) technology that is better suited to their working practices whereas older workers are complaining about having to work longer hours.

Head on over to Computer Weekly to read more about the survey.

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