Cornell University Ergonomics Web
Cornell Productivity Calculator (CPC)
The Cornell Productivity Calculator gives an estimate of the financial
benefit of an increase in productivity that can arise from an investment in
Studies reported in the Ergonomics literature suggest that productivcity
increases should be in the range of 5% to 15%, with a median of 12% (based
on 25 studies).
To use the calculator simply type in the numbers for the per square foot
costs that apply to your organization, and then the number that represents
the percentage productivity increase that you are expecting to achieve.
You can keep typing in different numbers (click on the 'update' button
each time to recalculate the values) to explore different scenarios.
The calculator then gives you the per square foot and total workstation
benefit of the ergonomic investment.
If you have any questions about this calculator please contact Professor
Alan Hedge (firstname.lastname@example.org).