We also know from our research that people value autonomy in choosing where and how they want to work. They crave places that nourish the human spirit in a digital world. A mix of settings helps to inspire and invigorate them.
Optimizing the human experience at work is critical for organizations to engage people. Spaces must satisfy their physical, cognitive, and emotional needs. The intersection of this triad is where people thrive. It’s what we call “wholeness.” It balances energy and serenity to inspire and empower people, giving them a sense of purpose and belonging. Work environments offering a variety of spaces to support the activities people do throughout the day help them perform their best.
Wholeness also provides the foundation for a sense of well-being—a key design principle behind the Los Angeles showroom. The top global health issues for people in professional settings are workplace stress, lack of physical activity, and obesity. Organizations want healthy people that are more productive and engaged. Research proves the space we work in shapes our physical health and behavior but companies struggle to find a framework to implement well-being strategies within building projects.
Enter the WELL Building Standard®, a performance focused system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of the built environment to promote health and wellness for people. Grounded in medical research, WELL takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment, addressing behavior, operations, and design. WELL provides a framework to measure success in implementing built environment features, policies, and programs to encourage well-being. It certifies organizations that are building spaces to support the physical and mental health of their employees.