Impact of Colour on Worker Performance and Satisfaction in Sri Lankan Office Buildings with Reference to Bank Buildings in Gampaha District
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Colours helps to generate spatial qualities in architecture and affect the psychological and physiological condition of the user. Colours can influence on wellbeing and provide impact on human behaviour. Careful use of colours can create harmonious spaces and change the behaviour of the users positively. colour schemes play important role in office working environments. Office is a place where, employees spend their majority of time. Banks are a specific office type which deals with money. office environment affects directly, in shaping the day of a person, his moods, performance and satisfaction. Main objective of this study is to enhance the awareness of designers and facility managers in the banks on the importance of colour schemes to improve bank employee’s performance and satisfaction. Three Sri Lankan office buildings with reference to banks in Gampaha district selected and see how colours have been supportive or less conducive towards, performance and satisfaction and to find out most important colour scheme for the increase performance and satisfaction. Three different bank environments in Gampaha District were selected for this study.45, were employed as participants. Sample size was selected considering the People who facing directly to the selected colours while working. Primary data were collected using researcher made questionnaire regarding the factors related to respondent’s (A) basic information, (B)comfortability regarding applied colour scheme and its effect on the performance (C) comfortability regarding existing physical environmental factors, (D)colour scheme preferences for the working environment. (E) job satisfaction. Data were analysed descriptively.