The specific qualities of a work environment play a key role in the physical, mental and social health of the people who spend their work days there.
Check out the materials available at your library that guide owners, designers, managers and employees to work together to create and maintain the healthiest work environments. The books highlighted cover some of the many aspects that contribute to a good workplace.
The Best Place to Work
The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace
By Ron Friedman, PhD
Adult Non-Fiction 658.3 Fr
Psychologist Friedman uses the latest research from the fields of motivation, creativity, behavioral economics, neuroscience, and management to reveal what makes us successful at work.
He shows leaders at every level how they can promote smarter thinking, greater innovation and stronger performance. The book includes insights, examples, stories and actionable recommendations.
Fitting the Human
Introduction to Ergonomics
By Karl H.E. Kroemer
Adult Non-Fiction 612.042 Kr
Now in its sixth edition, this excellent text provides essential knowledge about ergonomic physical, mental and psychosocial designs that fit the human body and mind. It covers sound science in an easy to read, easy to understand, and easy to apply way.
The book provides quick access to the ergonomic information required to engineer workplaces, machinery, offices, computers, lighting, and more to fit the humans who use them.
Carolyn Larsen is branch manager of the Lihue Public Library.