Caution ‐ this office may damage your health
Author: Hopkins, Mike
Source: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Volume 25, Number 5, 2012 , pp. 929-930(2)
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:Purpose ‐ This paper aims to present reflections on the frustrations of working in the modern business office setting. Design/methodology/approach ‐ This is a fictional poem. Findings ‐ The poem reveals that the accumulation of relatively minor irritants, distractions and frustrations can have a significantly deleterious effect on the mental condition of some sensitive office workers. Research implications ‐ The paper presents warning signs for the potential implications for occupational health and safety of the culture and working conditions prevalent in many office environments in the twenty-first century. Originality/value ‐ The paper presents a poet's perspective on modern office working conditions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2012-06-15