Literature Review: Environmental Variables and Organizational Outcomes

The built environment is a research area virtually unexplored within Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology, despite having a major demonstrated influence on work behaviors. In this review, we focus on how the physical environment influences ten major I/O points of research: health and well-being, comfort, absenteeism, stress, burnout, performance, attention, creativity, satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Our review spans 40 years of research, but with a specific focus on the past ten years to illustrate the validity of the findings and theories discussed.

Students who have worked with us on this project include:

Max Pittman, Helen Lee