The Role of Office Design in Burnout Tuesday, 22 October 2019 from 1:00 PM – 1:20 PM

Wellness Learning Theater - Innovation Pavilion
Session Type
Technology Playground & Learning Theaters

Burnout is a significant issue affecting today’s workforce, costing an estimated $125-190 billion per year in healthcare spending in the U.S. alone. Much of the current discussion around this issue has focused on individual factors and job characteristics. Can workplace design play a role in addressing the problem? With more and more workplaces moving toward open office design there is also more opportunity for distraction. Discover how limiting acoustical disruptions can make a difference. You can harness the power of design to prevent stress, and help your employees stay focused, engaged and productive throughout the workday.

Key Takeaways:

  • Describe comprehensively the definition of burnout.

  • Explain the cost of burnout on employee engagement and general mental health.

  • Describe multiple physical and non-physical solutions to improve the quality of space to mitigate the effects of burnout from acoustic disturbances.


Portrait photo of Whitney Gray, PhD Whitney Gray, PhD
Senior Vice President, Delos Insights, Delos


Wellness, Workplace Design

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