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Working Environment for WellBeing and Performance

Better office design is key to a better moodBetter office design is key to better mood.HR Review
Successful hot-deskingSusanne Jacobs explains how to mitigate the brain’s threat reaction to workplace change by giving the brain what it wants - certainty!Susanne Jacobs and CIPD
Nine office design tips to help boost creativityNine office design tips to help boost creativity and productivity. Design isn’t just about aesthetics, it’s about creating a space that functions beautifully and inspires those in it. Pioneering modernist architect Le Corbusier said a house should be "a machine for living". Similarly, an office should be a machine for productivity. Jonathan Dawes of Peldon Rose writing in Management Today
Why Some Office Spaces Alienate WorkersNot only does office design determine whether or not people’s backs ache, it influences how much they accomplish, how much initiative they take and their overall professional satisfaction. Employers rarely consider these psychological ramifications - but they should, because paying more attention to workspace design can boost employees’ well-being and productivity at minimal cost.Craig Knight & S. Alexander Haslam
The Dangers of Sitting on the JobAre you sitting down? You may want to stand. Research on sedentary behaviours is revealing that sitting on the job is associated with increased health risks that are not mitigated by exercise. In other words, if you sit most of the day, even if you hit the gym before, during or after work, you are still at risk of a host of health conditions and premature death.Jessica McKenzie Peterson
Managerial Control of Workspace and Employee WellbeingYour Place or Mine? Organisational Identification and Comfort as Mediators of Relationships Between the Managerial Control of Workspace and Employees’ Satisfaction and Well-beingCraig Knight & S. Alexander Haslam
Impact of Workspace Management on Wellbeing and ProductivityThe Relative Merits of Lean, Enriched, and Empowered Offices: An Experimental Examination of the Impact of Workspace Management Strategies on Well-Being and ProductivityCraig Knight & S. Alexander Haslam in Journal of Experimental Psychology
How Workplaces Can Affect Employee HealthOffice design and set-up can directly affect employees’ health and wellbeing.Clare Bettelley in Employee Benefit
Good office design can alleviate stress and increase productivityWe are going through a workplace crisis. Stress has reached epic proportions with just under a fifth of Britons suffering from anxiety or depression, according to the Office for National Statistics. The stuttering economy means a lack of job security, and with it, extra pressure to perform. Our physical health is suffering too. The World Health Organisation now lists inactivity as the fourth-biggest killer of adults as our sedentary lifestyles bite back – turns out sitting at a desk all day staring at a monitor is more dangerous than it looks. The impact of all this is multiplied as people spend more time at work than ever before, with the boundaries between the work-life balance becoming more blurred.Monica Parker, head of workplace consultancy, Morgan Lovell
Future HealthFuture health tells us how good design makes healthy places. It brings what CABE has learned about sustainable, health-promoting environments together with the latest thinking about health and well-being.CABE


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