The Healthy Workplace Nudge: How Healthy People, Culture and Buildings Lead to High Performance

The Healthy Workplace Nudge: How Healthy People, Culture and Buildings Lead to High Performance


October 2018

In 2013 a single project created a revolution for the role of the workplace in health and wellbeing. The catalyst created an explosion of interest, a gold rush of players and a lot of noise about what really works. This presentation provides a summary of two years of research to get at the heart of the interest, and to identify the clear signal from the noise. The Well MindShift project was conducted over two years and included more than 100 experts and corporate leaders. Our research left us stunned regarding the threat of rising chronic disease and its unrelenting rise in cost. We traced a root cause for chronic disease to workplace stress, organizational culture and poor workplace design. Our conclusions proved that a healthy building, behavior nudging healthy behavior through design, a culture of care and a coalition of stakeholders can turn the tide.

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