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The Key to Wellbeing at Work?


By IMAGE
25th Sep 2014
The Key to Wellbeing at Work?

When it comes to your health and wellbeing, as well as your productivity levels, it’s not whether your boss is sound or whether you’ve had your tea break that matters (but they do), it’s how well designed your office space is.

New research from the World Green Building Council suggests that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence to show that your wellbeing and health will be greatly enhanced by the right workspace.

While the majority of any company’s money will go towards staff wages etc, this council are arguing that it’s really the quality of the office that employers should be focusing on, as it’s this that is key to their staff’s health and productivity, not the size of their pay cheque.
However, we imagine if companies were to take this on board and reduce wages so that their work space could be improved, there would be widespread uproar. How much does your workspace matter to you?

We here at IMAGE have trouble weighing in, as our offices are the bee’s knees, if we do say so ourselves. But it’s not what the office looks like that matters here, it’s things like ventilation, visual access to nature and other green measures that can drastically improve the health of workers.

As per Jane Henley, who led the research,?”The evidence linking good office design and improved health, wellbeing and productivity of their staff is now overwhelming.

“There is unquestionably a clear business case for investing in, developing and occupying healthier, greener buildings.”