Workplace environment towards health and performance

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Abstract

The workplace environment is a significant aspect in discussing performance and health of human resources in an organization. An optimal workstation design is where the workplace environment supports the needs of the workers and where a worker operates in a conducive environment to the individual's abilities. The common features of the industries now-a-days are improper workplace design, ill-structured jobs, mis-match between worker abilities and job demands, adverse environment, poor human-machine system design and inappropriate management programs. These conditions lead to workplace hazards, poor workers' health, disabilities and will reduction in workers' productivity and products' quality. Designing the workplace environments with a firm's understanding of ergonomics can produce huge benefits. The payoffs come in terms of reduced costs for compensation and insurance, increased productivity and enhanced employee morale. Even more important, it can help employees to avoid injuries that cause pain and at the same time improve the health outcomes. Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), the main threat of occupational health can be minimized by the implementation of effective ergonomics programs. Based on these circumstances, the objective of this research is to look into the respondents perception towards the workplace environment. Besides that, this research also looks into the gender influences in reporting musculoskeletal problems. A total of 61 non-managerial workers participated in the study. Further, t-test, ANOVA and Chi-square were performed to test the hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-647
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Business Management
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Work place
Health
Workers
Ergonomics
Productivity
Employees
Analysis of variance
Hazard
Insurance
Morale
Occupational health
Product quality
T-test
Common features
Human resources
Mismatch
Threat
Health workers
Industry
System design

Keywords

  • Environment
  • Human resources
  • MSDs
  • Organization
  • Productivity
  • Workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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Workplace environment towards health and performance. / Mohamed Makhbul, Zafir Khan.

In: International Business Management, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2012, p. 640-647.

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