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Respect for People Working Environment Toolkit

Published 22nd October 2004 by Constructing Excellence

The physical working environment has consistently been shown to have a major impact on productivity and an individual’s sense of ‘worth’. It has a major impact on retention, which affects performance in customer service and ability to develop effective teams.

Teams that stay together lead to better predictability in cost and time. The quality of working arrangements contributes to the public’s ‘image’ of construction as an occupation.

Managers’ perceptions frequently differ from those of their workforce and poor (often expensive) decisions are made as a consequence. This toolkit is designed for EVERYONE in the construction process, in both site and off-site environments.

The Working Environment Questionnaire is provided in the Workforce Satisfaction Toolkit as part of the Respect for People Toolkit. The toolkits are designed to be used together.

Filed in: Respect for People