The role office design plays in protecting and enhancing and employee wellbeing has been on the radar of many businesses radar for some time now. But 2019 is set to see some changes.
Avid readers of Procol’s news and quarterly briefings will know we’ve reported on this topic several times before, including in an article we published precisely a year ago.
So, what’s new for 2019 in this area? A key change will be that organisations will shift from simply being aware of wellbeing as an issue, to actually prioritising it and incorporating support for employees’ physical and mental wellbeing into office design and refurbishment projects from the off.
Ergonomic desks, clever seating, and relaxation rooms often grab the headlines in this area, but, in our experience, lighting, heating and cooling play equally important (if often less glamorous) roles. What’s more, as well as improving employee wellbeing, the smart design, selection and management of lighting and air conditioning can also boost the wellbeing of your bottom line.