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Work Environment and the Bottom Line: Survey of Tools Relating Work Environment to Business Results
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Ergonomics (Closed 20130701).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7565-854X
ERAK Ergonomi & Akustik HB.
Ryerson University, Canada . (Human Factors Engineering LAb)
2013 (English)In: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, ISSN 1090-8471, E-ISSN 1520-6564, Vol. 23, no 5, 368-381 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Insufficient knowledge of how the working environment (WE) impacts company performance leads to a poor basis for managerial decision making. The objective of this study was to survey and evaluate available tools relating WE to business results. Nine tools were identified and qualitatively evaluated using 11 criteria. The tools were clustered into three categories, ranging from analysis of WE risks as well as calculation of their economic impact to solely investment analysis. Shortcomings in the tools include insufficient attention to quality and productivity issues and insufficient guidance for users. Although further methodological development is indicated, researchers should also attend to the factors affecting tool uptake and application as well as the potential to integrate such analysis into companies' regular accounting systems.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Vol. 23, no 5, 368-381 p.
Keyword [en]
work environment, Ergonomics, Human factors, Investment analysis, economics, Business performance, Financial impact, management
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-76043DOI: 10.1002/hfm.20324ISI: 000323040400002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84882249892OAI: diva2:490889
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

QC 20150625

Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2015-06-25Bibliographically approved

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