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Office design and its impact on employee health and productivity

Available Online http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com/worksi...
Publication Date April 4, 2018
Author Corporate Wellness Magazine
Source Corporate Wellness Magazine
Source Type Magazine

This article focuses on ways offices can be physically redesigned to increase employee health and productivity. One way is to reposition the stairwells to increase cardiovascular health, which can help reduce absenteeism and presenteeism. Second, the article suggests utilizing natural, rather than low-level artificial, lights to reduce stress and increase wellbeing and productivity. The third suggestions is to invest in adequate ventilation and/or access to fresh air for employees to increase attention span and focus. Fourth, the article suggests collaborative spaces for employees. The final suggestion is to promote more ergonomic workstations, including supportive chairs, effective desk layouts, and standing desks. The article concludes that office design can strongly impact the physical and mental wellbeing of employees.

Keywords Employee health, employee productivity, organizational workspace, physical and mental health, employee wellbeing

Corporate Wellness Magazine. (2018, April 4). Office design and its impact on employee health and productivity. Corporate Wellness Magazine. [Online]. Retrieved April 12, 2018 from http://www.corporatewellnessmagazine.com

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