Effect of Color Composition in Work Space Against Job Performance

Rahmawan Dwi Prasetya

Abstract


This study investigates the influence of the physical environment on the work
performance, regarding the composition of the colors used in the workspace.
Thirty students of Academy of Management and Secretary were recruited
through announcements on their campus and are grouped into three, namely
the harmonious, disharmonic, and the control group. An experimental task
that must be done is to copy the article to a computer for 2x2 hour, interspersed
with rest for 1 hour. Results of their work in the form of typing is calculated
based on the number of pages, rows, and the number of words with Word
Count on Microsoft Word program. By using SPSS software version 17, the
data were analyzed using Analysis of Variance Model. The results showed
that there were significant differences in performance influenced by the
composition of colors in the workspace based on the number of pages as
indicator. But the other measurements based on the number of lines showed
no significant difference. The measurement based on the number of words
also showed no significant difference. With these results we can conclude
that the work performance resulting in a workspace using harmonious color
composition on the floor, walls, and windows has no significant difference
with the performance produced in the work space with disharmonic and
neutral color composition. Argumentation and future research suggestions
are discussed.


Keywords


Work performance, color composition, workspace

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