Well-being is an enduring state of the whole person at work, including physical wellness, cognitive support, and psychological comfort. By providing work environments that holistically affect the well-being of their workforce, organizations can expect people to be healthier and more engaged, ultimately leading to higher organizational performance.
Affordances are the characteristics of a space that encourage a specific behavior. Well-designed spaces can enable optimal cognitive, emotional, and physical human performance. When our 10 unique affordances are applied effectively, they help enhance well-being, leading to healthier, engaged, and high-performing employees.
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Employers who provide the right resources to address their employees’ emotional and physical well-being will build a more resilient workforce—with the ability to “bounce back” from adverse conditions and stress. They will also have an easier time attracting and retaining the best performing, most talented people.
Create harmony between people and work with spaces that foster employee well-being and employee engagement. Follow these 4 tips to create comfortable spaces that allow people to work safely and effectively while feeling healthier.
Workplaces that promote well-being encompass cognitive support, psychological comfort, and physical wellness. Learn more about what it means to build a culture rooted in well-being through policies, behaviors, and workplace design.
The workplace, including work-related stress, can be an overlooked contributor of employee health and wellness. Learn more about how buildings and spaces can encourage better behaviors, reduce stress, and give employees control.
It’s possible to design a healthy corporate culture, versus allowing an unhealthy culture to exist by default. Organizations that make well-being a strategic priority are more successful in their efforts. Learn more about the underlying link between strategy and success.
Employee comfort is a top workplace issue. Ergonomic support and seated comfort can make a crucial difference for employee well-being and engagement. Learn how good back support promotes healthy sitting and mental acuity.
People spend 90,000 hours—the equivalent of a full 13 years of their life—at work. Creating workspaces that encourage movement—through posture, position, and location—builds a culture of well-being and healthier, happier employees.
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Our team set out to explore the emotive connection to elements in our work environment. Learn more about our research and how space can influence our emotions. Download our White Paper.
The workspace itself can be used to promote well-being, and lead to productive, engaged, and healthy employees. Learn more about our research on place and well-being and how those insights can impact design. Download our White Paper.
Recognizing that surgery can be stressful, Lighthouse Surgery Center sought a flexible space that would put both patients and their families at ease. They also needed spaces to support and energize staff and attract new talent.
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Fueled by growth, DaVita decided to relocate its world headquarters from California to Denver, Colorado. This presented an opportunity to build flexible facilities that embraced their culture of inclusivity. Read DaVita’s Story.
As Warner Norcross + Judd redesigned their office space, they prioritized their warm, casual culture and employee well-being. The new design also needed to incorporate natural light, outdoor spaces, technology for staff members, and space for visiting attorneys from the firm’s other seven offices. Read Warner Norcross +Judd’s Story.
Lighting can have an effect on mood, energy level, health, sleep quality, and comfort. Thoughtful lighting design has many positive benefits, including influencing personal well-being and improving human performance. Learn more about lighting trends, tips, and inspiration.
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