A rewarding environment

Designing a workplace that lets employees thrive
By Todd Humber
|CHRR, Report on Total Rewards|Last Updated: 02/15/2005

Many Canadian workplaces, particularly offices, have a lighting problem. That’s because many are lit by fluorescent lights that are “just terrible” to work under, according to Alison Logue of Toronto-based design firm Logue & Associates.

“Most of the offices in Canada really are not conducive to good working environments,” she said. “They tend to be overlit. We actually have more light than we know what to do with.”

The ideal would be to remove the overhead lights and install lighting that bounces off the ceiling and then radiates down.