Well-Being

Effective workspace design fosters well-being—increasing organizational success.

Well-Being

Effective workspace design fosters well-being—increasing organizational success.

Empower employees

Traditionally, office design focused on productivity— the conversation has shifted to include a more holistic, person-centered point of view that improves employee performance, increases attraction/retention, and benefits the bottom line. Today the workspace can promote well-being, an enduring state that encompasses cognitive support, psychological comfort, and physical wellness, and can also lead to engaged and healthy employees.

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Haworth Workplace Nudge

Workspace Nudge™ 

How engaging spaces lead to well-being, transforming human capital into a happy,
 high-performing workforce.

The path to wellness, although based on good intentions, has not delivered desired results. Chronic disease continues to escalate, and the associated health costs are not only financial. Stress is the number one factor contributing to a work population that is physically and emotionally unhealthy.

The journey of this Haworth sponsored project led by Rex Miller has lasted over two years with research from over 100 corporate leaders and experts. The result of this work is a new book publishing in May 2018, The Healthy Workplace Nudge, How Healthy People, Culture and Buildings Lead to High Performance, co-authored by Dr. Michael O’Neill.

   

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Happiness

Improve engagement, productivity, and health by fostering a happier and more meaningful work experience for your employees.

The Happiness conversation is an emerging global aspiration. Real happiness—and a meaningful life—is not a short-term emotion. It is an enduring state that can lead to productive, engaged, and healthy employees.  

 

5 TIPS TO BOOST EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS

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Keeping employees engaged and healthy

The top five global health issues for professionals are:

• Workplace stress
• Lack of physical activity or movement
• Sleeplessness
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Poor eating habits

The health risks not only affect the person, but also the organization, through absenteeism and increased healthcare costs.

  


Enhance performance and reduce risks

Focusing on well-being represents a shift from a "space-centric" to a "people-centric" approach in workspace design, resulting in positive outcomes related to quality of life.  

Haworth has an ongoing, long-term global research program involving hundreds of people. Based on preliminary results, we developed these workspace design tips for well-being.

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The WELL Building Standard®

The WELL Building Standard® takes a holistic approach to health in the built environment, addressing behavior, operations, and design. It certifies organizations that are building workspaces to support the physical and mental health of their employees—what we call well-being.  

How has Haworth facilitated the implementation of well-being?

Haworth has implemented the WELL Building Standard® in multiple showrooms, and many of our clients have also achieved the standard.

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LA SHOWROOM

When building our LA Showroom, we worked with Delos to explore the WELL Building Standard® in workspace design. Its seven pillars address the aspects that foster well-being in the built environment: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind. 

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FAMILIES AND WORK INSTITUTE

The Families and Work Institute, a nonprofit research organization located in Manhattan, desired a new space that would reduce costs, better support evolving workstyles, and reflect the learning from their own research on worker health and well-being. 

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