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Creating the productive workplace by Derek Clements-croome

By Derek Clements-croome

Preface. Contents. Foreword - Nick Raynsford, Minister for building, DETR. 1. Creativity, atmosphere and folks. 2. the industrial Case for productiveness. three. the character of Poductivity. four. focus & considering. five. Case stories. 6. the long run. Appendix. Index.

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The physical environment can enhance one’s work, but an unsatisfactory environment can hinder work output. Concentration of the mind is vital for good work performance. Absolute alertness and attention are essential if one is to concentrate. There is some personal discipline involved in attaining and maintaining concentration, but again the environment can be conducive to this by affecting one’s mood or frame of mind; however, it can also be distracting and can contribute to a loss of concentration.

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