Title

"TOXIC" workplaces: The negative interface between the physical and social environments

Date of this Version

7-1-2012

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Citation only

Too, L. & Harvey, M. (2012). "TOXIC" workplaces: The negative interface between the physical and social environments. Journal of Corporate Real Estate, 14 (3), 171- 181.

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2012 HERDC submission. FoR code: 120500

© Copyright Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2012

ISSN

1463- 001X

Abstract

Toxic real estate has been used as a negative phrase to describe non-performing assets on a firm's balance sheet. Today there is another form of "TOXIC" real estate that needs management's attention, i.e. physical workplaces that are harmful to employees on a day-in and day-out basis. Particularly when productivity of workforce is now central to business competitiveness, it is timely to explore the interface between physical and social environments as many of the social/psychological impacts on employees have not been recognized or calibrated. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the links between physical workplace and social behaviour.

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