Poor office design costs companies

9 April 2006 London (UK): British companies are losing thousands of pounds a year through reduced profitability as a result of poor office design, according to a new survey from specialist fit-out contractor, Wates Interiors.

The survey found nearly a third of people (30 per cent) would leave their job due to physical office environment, with noise, temperature extremes, insufficient space and uncomfortable furniture being the most common gripes.

 

As many as 15 per cent of people cited uncomfortable furniture in the office as having the most negative impact on their ability to do a job.