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Physical environments and employee wellbeing: topic overview

An overview of the literature on the impact of the physical work environment on employee wellbeing.

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The impact of physical environments on employee wellbeing, topic overview

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This topic overview is one of four commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) exploring issues around health, work and unemployment.

This document provides an overview of the literature on the impact of particular elements of the physical work environment on employee wellbeing. Specifically:

  • the office layout
  • office furniture
  • workplace lighting and temperature
  • employee control over their work environment
Published 17 August 2015