How we work and the environments in which we do it are changing rapidly. At the same time, workplace stress is rising, with high costs for individuals and organisations. In this chapter, we review research findings about the relationship between the physical work environment and stress to summarise the current state of knowledge. Using this summary, we propose evidence-based recommendations of ways in which the physical environment might be adjusted to reduce stress for employees.
|Title of host publication||Organizational Behaviour and the Physical Environment|
|Editors||Oluremi Ayoko, Neal Ashkanasy|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781138053526, 9781315167237|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138053533, 113805352X|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|
Sander, E. J., Caza, A., & Jordan, P. J. (2019). The Physical Work Environment and its Relationship to Stress. In O. Ayoko, & N. Ashkanasy (Eds.), Organizational Behaviour and the Physical Environment (pp. 268-284). Abingdon: Routledge.