The impact of office comfort on productivity

  title={The impact of office comfort on productivity},
  author={Barry P. Haynes},
  journal={Journal of Facilities Management},
  • Barry P. Haynes
  • Published 22 February 2008
  • Business, Engineering
  • Journal of Facilities Management
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