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Document ID (ISN)102645
CIS number 03-1956
ISSN - Serial title 0340-2444 - Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kurtz P., Sievers G.
Title Work demands and the office of the future
Original title Die Belastungen zukünftiger Büroarbeit [in German]
Bibliographic information 2002, Special issue, p.191-196. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract Office automation and new ways of working are aimed at improving work performance; however, they can also cause the appearance of various symptoms, in particular headache, fatigue and exhaustion, as a result of the cumulative effect of several environmental and organizational factors. The main constraints of office work, whether physical (sitting posture, work at screens, use of laptop computers) or mental (concentration, attention, performance, coping with stress and motivation) are discussed, and practical guidance is provided for reducing or avoiding these constraints and improving work organization and ergonomics.
Descriptors (primary) office work; stress factors; computers
Descriptors (secondary) telecommuting; lighting; work organization; ergonomics; visual fatigue; musculoskeletal diseases; motivation; sitting posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Office work