Weinstein; Jessey Bernstein, McGill University; Kirk Warren Brown, Virginia Commonwealth University; Louis Mastella, University of Rochester; and Marylène Gagné, Concordia University.. (2010). Spending Time in Nature Makes People Feel More Alive, Study Shows. Available: http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3639. Last accessed 18th Oct 2012.
This article is about the effects that outdoor activity has on people. It suggests that as little at 20 minutes spent in a natural environment will boost energy and increase happiness. This is relevant to us because we are looking at outdoor workers so they are in a natural environment as their workplace.
Nicholas Blooma, James Liangb, John Robertsc and Zhichun Jenny Yingd. (2012). DOES WORKING FROM HOME WORK? EVIDENCE FROM A CHINESE EXPERIMENT. Available: http://www.stanford.edu/~nbloom/WFH.pdf. Last accessed 18th Oct 2012.
This article suggests that working from home increases work ethics. During an experiment the workforce of a company was split between working from home and in the office and the half that worked at home had a 13% higher performance than the control group and the company saved $2000 per employee. All of the employees who worked from home all said they felt more satisfied in their work. This is relevant to us as it shows that people who work outside of the office are more satisfied and work better.
L. Edwards and P. Torcellini. (2002). A Literature Review of the Effects of Natural Light on Building Occupants. pp9-16 Available: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy02osti/30769.pdf. Last accessed 18th Oct 2012.
This article is suggesting that daylight in the office increases productivity as well as having health benefits on the worker. It suggests that offices with more daylight have fewer absentees, it increase productivity, increases turnover and saves money. This is relevant to us as the outdoor worker’s workspace is affected by daylight even more as there won’t be as much room for artificial light.
R. B. Briner. (2000). Relationships between work environments, psychological environments and psychological well-being. Available: http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/5/299.full.pdf. Last accessed 18th Oct 2012.
This article talks about the affects that working environments have on the worker, whether is affects their physical health or them psychologically. It talks about how even the physical setting can affect the worker. This is relevant to us as an outdoor worker’s environment is always changing.
Prof Lawrence A Palinkas, PhDa, Prof Peter Suedfeld, PhDb. (2008). Psychologicaleffects of polar expeditions. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673607610563. Last accessed 18th Oct 2012.
This article talks about how people who go on expeditions are affected greatly by the extreme weather conditions and the long periods of isolation. This is relevant to us as outdoor workers can be affected by isolation frequently and weather.