Having offered some thoughts on ergonomics (See my post of April 23, 2006.) and the physical layouts of law departments (See my post of June 5, 2007.), I turn on now to lighting. Talent Mgt. Mag., Vol. 13, Dec. 2007 at 12, recommends “softer illumination … [and] mixing indirect lighting to reduce glare with directly targeted lighting to eliminate points of focus.” Perhaps Judy Garland pink? Also, “add antiglare filters to older computer screens.”
Most offices have dreadful overhead fluorescent bulbs glaring down. Try a soft-bulb lamp or two.
It might be good to have motion-sensitive on-off devices for lights, if only to save energy (See my post of April 27, 2007 regarding environmental sensibilities.).