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Late last week – my husband would say, on a whim, I decided that what I needed most was time off from work. The inspiration was this TEDx talk by Stefan Stagmeister, who takes an entire year off every seven years.
And I thought I was bold taking this week off. Well sort of, I worked mostly half days. Still, it's been a much needed relief following a grueling Fall of speaking/travel.
Today, there is an emerging opportunity to use workplace design to promote a holistic state of well-being for people at work. When organizations provide work environments that support user control, natural elements and daylight, and changing postures, they address the physical and psychological health of people—enhancing engagement, creativity, innovation, and retention. Good workplace design fosters well-being—which leads to success for organizations.
A great read from one of the most respected workplace strategy researchers. It's very much in line with the results of our Workplace Wellness Calculator which shows, the CBRE WELL certification cost only $51 per employee over LEED Gold (over 15 year amortization period).
What that means, among other things, is that if:
the WELL investment has paid for itself.
It seems hard to believe, but I'd be happy to share the simple math with anyone who asks.
Three easy-to-implement virtual team building activities & games that help you increase trust and build great relationships with your remote employees.
With over 50% of employees not at their desk during the day, virtual team building is becoming more and more crucial for both on-site and off-site staff.