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Work Places The Psychology of the Physical Environment in Offices and Factories

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ISBN-10: 0521319471

ISBN-13: 9780521319478

Edition: 1986

Authors: Eric Sundstrom, Mary Graehl Sundstrom

List price: $46.99
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How do the physical surroundings affect people who work in offices and factories? Work Places attempts to answer this question by summarising what is known about the psychological and social influences of work settings. Environmental psychologist Eric Sundstrom, in collaboration with Mary Graehl Sundstrom, discusses research and theory concerning individual satisfaction and performance, interpersonal relationships, group cohesion, and, organisational effectiveness. Separate chapters address the physical aspects of the environment - temperature and air quality, lighting and windows, noise, music, colour, and work-stations - the symbolic aspects of the work environment - status and…    
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/28/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Series forward
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Past
Historical view of offices and factories
Psychology of the work place
The Individual Worker
Psychological processes
Lighting and windows
Temperature and air
Noise
Music
Colour
Work stations and supporting facilities
Interpersonal Relations
Symbolic workspace: self-identity and status
Communication
Privacy
Small groups
Organisations
Office and factories as components of organisations
The Future
The future of offices and factories
Conclusions
References
Indexes