CoreNet Global Summit, London 2017
London | 12-14 September 2017 | Lancaster London

Knowledge Café - Working Well - How Work Can be Good for You

14 September 2017 | 9:45 - 10:15

Knowledge Café - Working Well - How Work Can be Good for You

Toxic workplaces jeopardise employee wellbeing, leading to poor productivity, long-term sickness and ultimately impacting staff recruitment and retention. While most organisations recognise the importance of keeping employees safe, the same focus is not always given to wellness. With 9.9 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in Great Britain in 2014/15, employees' health and happiness can have a direct impact on business performance. Making improvements to the physical environment can help organisations create spaces and working cultures that encourage creativity, support wellbeing and increase job satisfaction. Redesigning and reimagining the workplace to better support how work is done now and in the future not only enhances wellbeing, it also improves performance and productivity. Discover five key steps organizations should take to rethink the physical environment to improve employee wellbeing, including looking at internal pollutants, team neighborhoods, biophilia and big data.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover ways wellbeing can be enhanced in the workplace through design and change management.
  • Gain insights from companies at the forefront of wellbeing in the workplace in the UK.
  • Discuss the tangible benefits of a workplace that supports the wellbeing of occupants.