Tag Archives: Workplace Wellbeing

Games areas or wellness spaces – which to choose and why.

Were games areas in offices a fad that seemed to reach their height in 2017? For me they conjure up images of tech mogul offices (like Google in ‘The Intern’) full of teen-geniuses playing ping pong. Were they a pointless American craze? In this article I want to revisit the science behind having a games…
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Human Centric Office Lighting

I write this at midday on a slightly overcast Wednesday in May, through the windows to my left and right I can see large skies and fields, I watch the seasons change and witness the progression of the day.  I am more fortunate than many office workers, whose desks are lit by artificial lights, on…
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Myers Briggs – What are you?

Last year I was taking a design brief from a client when he stated that the majority of the staff in his firm were INTPs, “ah, yes, I am similar, I am an ENTP” I responded.  My colleague stared at the two of us, what on earth we were talking about? We were discussing our…
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What is Wellbeing?

I recently wrote a blog that discussed how we approach wellbeing in the workplace, today I wanted to find out more about what is understood by wellbeing in more general terms. I visited my favourite YouTube channel – Ted Talks and watched a fascinating seminar by Jim Harter at Gallup. To answer the question “what…
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Why Are We So Distracted In The Workplace?

Issue Many people are overwhelmed by distractions in the workplace and their inability to focus negatively affects their productivity, engagement, wellbeing and overall performance. As demands on attention grow, it’s common for people to feel pressured to work harder at staying focused. Continuous partial attention and multitasking are common but inefficient coping mechanisms. The facts…
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Sit Stand Desks; First Hand Experience

A year ago, Carol wrote a blog about the benefits of standing at work – now I can give you my first-hand experience of them. Three weeks ago we had new electric sit stand desks delivered. To my surprise, I’m really using it, as is everyone else in the office. My first discovery was that…
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Workplaces that Boost Wellbeing.

Leading organizations know that improved employee wellbeing not only helps people to be healthier, it also helps them to be more productive, creative and innovative, it also helps with staff retention.  Businesses are beginning to focus on wellbeing and are looking to other organizations for benchmarking, as well as inspiration. Governments have also started to…
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StepJockey

What is StepJockey? They are a brand new initiative working to prompt greater physical activity and improved well-being within workplaces by labeling stairs and walkways for 'calorie burn'. You’d be forgiven for wondering but stair climbing can have a significant and positive impact on an individual’s health over time. Unlike walking, which humans have evolved…
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