UK workers have revealed in a recent survey carried out by interior design company, ‘staples’, that they crave better quality of lighting, especially when dealing with lack of daylight due to the darkness caused by winter seasons. Many workers are commuting to their office in darkness and spending most of their day in offices with lighting that is below their desired standard.
In a recent survey, 80% of office workers in the UK stated that having good lighting in their office environment is important to them. However, with little access to natural light, many workers expressed their frustration, with at least 40% of those surveyed stating that they felt they were dealing with lighting that was uncomfortable on a daily basis. With 32% saying that better lighting would improve their overall mood in the office.
Sir Cary Cooper, a professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School commented on the effect that poor lighting can have on office workers in the UK: “The workplace is really important for the health, well being and performance of employees, so having the right physical and psychological environment is critical. Most people are currently spending more of their daylight hours at work than at home, so lighting is clearly an important part of getting the balance right at work.”