Physical Work Environment Satisfaction and Productivity of Working Adults in Malaysia

Stephanie Kok Sook Munn, Alia Azalea


Studies have established that satisfaction with the physical work environment has an impact on individual productivity. This study investigated the influence of physical work environment satisfaction (including environmental design, welfare facilities, work organization, equipment and tools, and health and safety) on the productivity of Malaysian employees post-pandemic, as they gradually return to physical workplaces. A total of 253 working adults (135 males, 118 females, mean age = 39.00 years) participated in this cross-sectional study. The results supported the hypotheses that environmental design, welfare facilities, work organization, equipment and tools, and health and safety collectively predict employees' productivity. These findings emphasize the importance for organizations to consistently maintain satisfaction with the physical work environment in order to enhance employee productivity.

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