How to beat the office blues


28 November 2006 — Staines (UK): The Impact of Colour report, commissioned by Konica Minolta has found that employees’ psychological wellbeing is 72 percent less positive when working in a blue environment as opposed to any other colour.


The colour was found to create greater job dissatisfaction and unrest amongst employees.


Out of those surveyed, 64 percent working in a blue office were found to be less positive about their work-life balance, 51 percent were dissatisfied with pay and benefits and 40 percent were less than happy with job security.


Those working in a yellow environment were found to be 72 percent more positive and 85 percent reported feeling more energised and focused.