Ozone levels have sizeable impact on worker productivity
Researchers in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health assessed the impact of pollution on agricultural worker productivity using daily variations in ozone levels. Their ...
Telework delivers increases in productivity and wellbeing
Researchers at the University of Melbourne's Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, (IBES) have found teleworking, increases productivity and wellbeing and results in many positive benefits for individuals.
Experts raise concerns over superhuman workplace
Performance-boosting drugs, powered prostheses and wearable computers are coming to an office near you—but experts warned in a new report Wednesday that too little thought has been given to the implications of a superhuman ...
Occupant comfort is critical to green building design
Green design does not necessarily mean comfortable design, reports a study by Cornell and Ithaca College ergonomists.
Age is no barrier in the workplace
(Phys.org) -- Older managers bring as much value to an organisation as their younger counterparts, according to new research.
Biochemical link between biological clock and diabetes discovered
Biologists have found that a key protein that regulates the biological clocks of mammals also regulates glucose production in the liver and that altering the levels of this protein can improve the health of diabetic mice.
Designing your own workspace improves health, happiness and productivity
Employees who have control over the design and layout of their workspace are not only happier and healthier -- they're also up to 32% more productive, according to new research from the University of Exeter ...
Older workers do not necessarily perform worse
Do older staff members earn more than they deserve? Dutch research carried out into productivity and incomes among older workers by labour economist Jan van Ours (Tilburg University) shows that the difference ...
Researcher: Narcissistic bosses destroy morale, drive down bottom line
In recent years, the motivations of business leaders such as financier Bernard Madoff and former Enron CEO Ken Lay have come under increased scrutiny as a result of behavior that caused both their employees and the public ...
Study finds MRSA in Midwestern swine, workers
The first study documenting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in swine and swine workers in the United States has been published by University of Iowa researchers.