DESIGN FOR WELLBEING
Employee health and wellbeing is increasingly becoming more relevant when considering the design of a workplace. A thoughtfully designed workplace environment can not only have a positive impact on staff wellness, but can significantly boost productivity and reduce absenteeism.
According to a 2016/2017 report from the Health and Safety Executive, stress, depression and anxiety accounted for 40% of all work-related ill health cases and 49% of all working days lost due to ill health. Getting the workplace right is just as beneficial for employers as it is for employees.
There are several factors to consider when designing a work space that can directly influence the health and wellbeing of staff within the workplace: