Print Email Facebook Twitter Effects of the office environment on health and productivity 1: Effects of coffee corner position Title Effects of the office environment on health and productivity 1: Effects of coffee corner position Author Vink, P. de Korte, E. Blok, M. Groenesteijn, L. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2007 Abstract New technology will make it possible to have access to information everywhere. As a result "face to face" communication with colleagues could reduce and creativity and health could be influenced negatively. In this paper a coffee corner is changed and the effect on communication is tested by measuring the number of conversations at the coffee corner. A coffee corner with screens, tables and a possibility to sit, resulted in more conversation than a coffee corner that is open and had no seats. In both coffee corners more than 4 out of 5, were conversations about work. These informal discussions could contribute to productivity as many informal conversations increase creativity. It could also contribute to a better health as social support could reduce stress. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007. Subject ErgonomicsArbeidsproductiviteitCoffee cornerCreativityHealthOffice interiorProductivityJob analysisJob satisfactionOccupational diseasesProductivityCoffee cornerOffice interiorsSocial supportHealth care To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:1a4f7b51-a209-4aa4-a38b-713ac5205dd6 TNO identifier 240436 ISBN 9783540733324 ISSN 0302-9743 Source International Conference on Ergonomics and Health Aspects of Work with Computers, EHAWC 2007, 22 July 2007 through 27 July 2007, Beijing, Conference code: 70883, 4566 LNCS, 157-162 Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.