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Wellness

5 Workplace Design Elements That Promote Wellness

While wellness programs and policies promote a culture of wellbeing at work, it’s equally important that the built environment contributes to a person’s health. Here are 5 ways to promote wellness through workplace design.

By: Cecilia Amador

July 22, 2019

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Mental Wellness In The Workplace: 11 Statistics You Should Know

As companies realize the link between their employees’ mental health and their performance, many have started to implement workplace wellness initiatives. It’s worth the investment: the World Health Organization estimates that depression and anxiety costs the global economy US$ 1 trillion per year in lost productivity.

By: Cecilia Amador

July 15, 2019

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5 Ways To Improve Workplace Wellness

Effective workplace wellness programs help reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, increase engagement, and reduce employee turnover. Here are 5 ways to improve wellbeing in the workplace for the benefit of your workforce, and your business.

By: Cecilia Amador

July 8, 2019

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Q&A With Philip Vanhoutte

Nature And The Workspace Wellness Movement: A Q&A With Philip Vanhoutte

Philip Vanhoutte, co-author of The Smarter Working Manifesto, discusses ways to enhance wellbeing by integrating nature into our working lives and by improving the acoustics inside our workplaces.

By: Cat Johnson

July 1, 2019

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Corporate Wellness: Key Findings From The Myers-Briggs Company’s 3-Year Study

A three-year study into workplace well-being by The Myers-Briggs Company has been released. The report focuses on what determines the well-being of people in the workplace, and how companies can improve their offing to improve the wellbeing of their workforce.

By: Cecilia Amador

July 1, 2019

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WHO Recognizes Burnout As An Occupational Phenomenon, Here’s How To Prevent It

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. These 6 tips offer easy and practical advice on how to deal with stress and burnout in the workplace.

By: Cecilia Amador

June 24, 2019

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Should You Have A Workplace Wellness Policy In Place?

If your workplace wellness programs aren’t generating high engagement levels, consider implementing a policy. Human beings adhere to force of habit, and consistency can cultivate a culture of wellbeing.

By: Cecilia Amador

June 17, 2019

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Is The Workplace To Blame For Bad Eating Habits?

Unhealthy eating is considered a new form of occupational hazard. It’s difficult to resist fatty or sugary foods when they’re in the workplace, and there’s a case for workspace operators to be more mindful of the snacks they provide. Here’s what to do about it.

By: Cecilia Amador

June 10, 2019

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5 Telltale Signs Of A Toxic Workplace

Your flexible workspace could have the very best design and amenities. But do your members really want to be there? Here’s how to gauge whether or not your workspace is a happy place, and what to do if you think your workplace culture is turning sour.

By: Cecilia Amador

June 6, 2019

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4 Corporate Wellness Programs To Inspire Your Coworking Wellness Initiatives

Here are 4 companies that have gotten corporate wellness right and that can inspire your coworking programming.

By: Guest Contributor

June 3, 2019

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Tuning In At Work: Curating And Streaming Music To Drive Productivity In The Workplace

While music has the ability to improve performance in the workplace, it’s important to match the music to the task. For instance, research has found that ambient music can improve accuracy of data entry in 92% of people, while pop music enables 58% faster task completion.

By: Cecilia Amador

May 28, 2019

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Feeling Stressed? Clock In Fewer Hours And More Zzzz’s

The decimation of sleep is having a “catastrophic impact” on our wellness, and work-related stress is usually to blame. When it comes to managing and preventing stress, sleep is a “nonnegotiable biological necessity” — but are you getting enough of it?

By: Cecilia Amador

May 27, 2019

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The Link Between Food, Mood And Productivity

Our brain is fueled by the foods we eat. Sugary foods provide a quick energy boost followed by a ‘crash’, while whole grains and healthy unsaturated fats supply the long-term reserves our bodies need to remain productive throughout the day. Choose wisely.

By: Cecilia Amador

May 20, 2019

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Top 9 (Easy) Ways To Improve Workplace Indoor Air Quality

How clean is the air that you, and your workspace members, breathe? Improve your workspace air quality by maintaining vents and filters, cleaning up after spills, installing potted plants, and more.

By: Cecilia Amador

May 13, 2019

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The ABC Of Acoustics: 3 Ways To Reduce Noise In Open Workspaces

Noise is one of the biggest problems in open plan workspaces. Noise isn’t just about the source — it’s also about how sounds reverberate and move around the space. There are 3 ways to manage noise and reduce distractions at work: absorption, blocking, and covering.

By: Cecilia Amador

May 7, 2019

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