EFFECT OF OFFICE ENVIRONMENT ON SECRETARY’S PRODUCTIVITY. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON OFFICE TECHNOLOGY
According to Oxford Advance Learners Dictionary,environment is defined as the natural conditions in which people, animals and plants lives Environment can also be defined as œall the surrounding things, conditions, and influences affecting the growth or development of living things It is the act or fact of surrounding in other words, environment means the surrounding in which living things live. Therefore, environment for the purpose of this research refers to the office environment This type of environment gives secretaries good working relationship and enhance high productivity.
The secretary environment can be divided into two:
Immediate environment refers to the secretaryâ€™s very office and other offices, of the same organization
The Remote environment means the outside environment of the secretaryâ€™s office or building that has a negative effect such as, ventilation, noise, temperature, over crowding, cleanliness, lighting, attitude of office colleagues etc. It is therefore, a prime importance for employers to make environment as conducive as possible for the secretaryâ€™s higher productivity which is ultimate goal of any employer. Creating selection, arrangement, and use of sample physical surrounding chairs, tables, storage, lighting, decorating and other physical element that comprises your personal office are mans of enhancing competences as well as the image of an organization.
In the light of above this research will focuses on the effects of environment on secretaryâ€™s productivity, it will look at some of the areas like poor ventilation, lighting, cleanliness, internal noise, heating all these are factors that can affect the productivity of working secretary in an office environment.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
To determine the extend which the environment factors such as noise, ventilation, lack of enough space in the office and equipment can hinder the performance of secretary in an organization.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
I. To find out and ascertain the effect of environment condition to the working secretary in an organization.
II. To encourage the organization to acquire more office automation for effectives efficiency of secretary
III. To provide organization with mores ideas for a conducive environment for the workers