Making sure that the workforce is happy and catered for in all aspects of their working day should be at the forefront of any great office design. A number of studies in recent years have shown that having happy and engaged workers improves efficiency, productivity and retention.
However, many UK firms are still falling short when it comes to implementing methods to reduce stress in the workplace. One of the latest reports on the subject of mental wellbeing in the workplace was a 2019 'Working Lives' report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – their findings indicated that British workers have slightly worse health and wellbeing at work on average, when compared to similar economies around the world.
So what can be done to improve mental wellbeing in our workplaces?
Improving Mental Wellbeing With Office Design.
As we spend the majority of our week at work, its effect on our moods is there for all to see. Having a good level of mental wellbeing in the workplace is vital; it affects the lives of employees and their families, as well as the productivity, profits and overall success of the business. By putting in places measures to safeguard it, a business will be doing all it can to create the best working environment possible.
With that, here are some ways that mental wellbeing in the workplace can be improved: