Tag Archives: Wellbeing

Restoration Office – How Biophilia Reduces Stress and Promotes Renewal at Work

Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends nearly 90 percent of their time inside. Yet nature and the outdoors have a powerful hold … Continue reading

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Inspiring Spaces Reinvigorate the Office

It’s not just a millennial thing. People of all ages are craving informal, casual and authentic spaces at work. These inspiring, breakout spaces can benefit the holistic wellbeing of workers while helping to promote employee engagement.

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One Designer’s Vision of the Future Comes to Life

An Interview with George Pritchard of KSQ Design Steelcase global research shows the workplace can be an important tool in engaging employees. The workplace can do this by placing an emphasis on the wellbeing of people, considering their physical, cognitive … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Art

Art, when done well and in the appropriate environment, can provoke strong emotional reactions. Can those emotions be used in healthcare to help patients? The evidence seems to be saying yes.

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Creating Authentic, Inspiring Spaces for Designers

An Interview with Autumn Gloetzner of DLR Group This is the first in a series of interviews with architects and designers discussing the evolution of the workplace. There is cultural movement in office design to create thoughtfully curated destinations that … Continue reading

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Whole Person Health at the Healthcare Design Conference

The recent Healthcare Design Conference featured many excellent break-out sessions. One in particular that caught our attention, and did not disappoint, was “Whole Person Health: A Health: A Health-Centered Design Approach“, presented by Whitney Gray, PhD LEED AP, Tonia Burnette, … Continue reading

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How to Make Work Healthier: Move It!

How sedentary is your work?

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Sanjay Gupta’s 9 Biggest Health Issues Facing America

Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently posted an Op-Ed on CNN.com that detailed what he thinks are America’s 9 biggest health issues going forward into the new year. Some of them are what you would expect, while a few are more unique … Continue reading

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Why You Should Have a Best Friend at Work

It’s no secret that friends are great, but Gallup’s recent research suggests that having a best friend at work can help you become more engaged and create a more productive workplace.

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Avocado Toast and Focus

“Avocado Toast.” That’s what the bakery chalkboard advertised on my walk back to my hotel after a run in Central Park. It sounded good, and indeed it was incredibly delicious. So much so that I had to concoct my own … Continue reading

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