The Impact of greening practices and employee productivity in the restaurant business in Johannesburg North, South Africa

Thobile Yvonne Bhila, E. I. Edoun, C. Mbohwa

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The research seeks to uncover and investigate whether greening practices have an impact on employee morale and work performance that is productivity in the workplace. Human factors are defined as the study that describes human behavior mentally and physically when affected by particular conditions, environments, products and services. Wastage is an environment that affect employees negatively due to various factors namely filth, smell, dirt, pests etc, and this has a direct implication to their health and how they feel about coming to work. The conditions of working in a restaurant business are very favorable because of longs hours of standing, walking, carry plates, dealing with difficult customers etc and so an addition of unclean/ unhygienic surroundings is an added disadvantage. Greening standards comes in with added tasks but a more pleasant workplace and environment. The studies have proved that motivated and happy employees inevitably perform better in the workplace that is why the study aims at investigating how employees feel about greening practices and if the practices have a positive or negative impact on the employees and thus their performance on a daily basis. Restaurants contribute significant amounts to the GDP of all countries and so improvement of elements that impact the industry is imperative. Restaurants that are successfully implementing greening standards should teach and assist other restaurants to master what they have mastered. The research aims to unravel this concept and find possible solutions to solve the problems discovered in the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019
PublisherIEOM Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781532359507
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 23 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767


Conference4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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