Gearing Toward a Health-Based Workplace
In an era of choice, the office is still people’s preferred place to work, but only if it’s designed to support their work
– Gensler US Workplace Survey 2020
Your office should work for you
The impact of Covid-19 has significantly changed the way we work as millions of people across the globe have been forced to work from home. In fact, so much so, that the workplace as we know it may never be the same again.
Although this may seem quite daunting, Covid-19 has accelerated the need and demand for healthy environments as the principles of health-based design have been placed at the forefront of conversation on a global scale.
Mobility is pervasive, it’s everywhere and the pandemic has forced us to embrace it. It can happen at any time in any place, and, if you allow and enable this you will ensure that your employees can be as productive outside the office as they are inside the office. This will altogether enhance their work-life balance.
A flexible, healthy environment is what the majority of millennials and employees are looking for in the workplace. People no longer want to feel bound to a desk by their keyboard. As an employer, one can break this stigma and enable people to become mobile (make your technology smarter and allow the freedom to be productive at anywhere) by means of the facilities and workplaces.
This is where health-based planning and healthy buildings come into play. It’s all about balance.