How and where we work is in a state of flux. Within our workplace we are experiencing more change, more quickly than at any time in the last 25 years.
While we adjust to these rapid changes in technology, working practices and the places where people work, we are also collaborating within a more varied and transient working population, culturally, physically and generationally.
With a backdrop of economic growth all be it a little shaky at times, how do companies attract and retain the best talent? According to the commission for architecture and the built environment, the workplace is responsible for 24% of job satisfaction, effects individual performance by 5% and team’s performance by 11%.
Tips for employers (Taylour and Jordan 2014)
Tips for employees:
Personal wellbeing principles as developed by Jordan (2014) underline the importance of personal responsibility. The model has five principles that employees can apply to work:
With the backdrop of changing work cultures, new technologies, alternative work environments, greater user diversity (in terms of weight, ethnicity, ageing, accessibility etc) and generational differences, there has never been a more significant time for organisations to embrace new attitudes and guidelines to achieve high levels of wellness and productivity.
Written by -
Head of Design and Wellbeing at Orangebox
Date - 30/08/2017