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Dr. Craig Knight

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PRISM Director

Phone: +44 ***********  
Email: c***@***.uk
Local Address:  Devon , United Kingdom
University of Exeter
Stocker Road
Exeter , Devon EX4 4QN
United Kingdom

Company Description: We are a leading UK university with 14,000 students at our campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, research income of £34m a year and a network of 58,000 alumni across 150...   more

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  • PhD , research project
    University of Exeter
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Research staff - Psychology - University of Exeter, 11 May 2015 [cached]
Dr Craig Knight IDR Director +44 (0)7847 717693
in.Design Magazine | must-read magazine for the professional interior designer and interiors architect » Business News, 1 April 2014 [cached]
Serving the contract market, Craig Knight, Director, IDR will ponder expensive design statements.
Going green could lower stress in the Public Sector | Ambius UK, 11 Oct 2010 [cached]
According to Dr Craig Knight, Managing Director of psychological research consultancy Prism* at the University of Exeter, the design of the working environment could have a key role to play in reducing employee stress.
Many managers in all sectors are favouring a 'stripped down' office that is depersonalised and 'lean' in a bid to save costs. "Implementing a lean office is the worst thing they could do", says Dr Knight. "There is a growing body of evidence questioning methods of office design and management."
Research conducted by Knight and colleagues at the University of Exeter has consistently shown that the lean office (i.e. one with clean desk policies and regulated practices) is the least productive and the most likely to contain unhappy, stressed and ill workers.
Knight found that simply enriching a work environment with plants and artwork improved productivity by up to 17% compared to a lean space,with measures of wellbeing increasing by similar amounts. Giving employees some say over their own environment saw productivity increase by up to 32% compared with the control, lean offices. This work was supported by Ambius, the world's largest interior landscaping company.
Dr. Knight continues "What some managers may see as superfluous items of non-standard clutter are in fact key elements in creating a psychologically satisfying workspace.
With over 25 years commercial experience, most of it in the field of office design, Craig Knight has now applied his knowledge to academic research.
How to Fight the Productivity Recession - National College of Business, 14 Sept 2011 [cached]
Craig Knight, principal researcher and managing director of Prism, undertook some research where workers were observed while operating in "lean" environments, i.e they were not allowed photos, plants and personal items on their desks or in their work space. These elements were slowly added into the mix to find the impact on productivity.
In this research activity, productivity of the participants rose as much as 30%. "If you give people a little bit of leniency and free space, you'll see productivity actually increase by a significant amount," explains Knight.
This research was conducted by a ..., 26 Mar 2015 [cached]
This research was conducted by a team of internationally renowned workplace psychologists including Dr Craig Knight (University of Exeter, UK), Prof Alex Haslam (now based at University of Queensland) and others.
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