CoreNet Global Summit, Philadelphia 2016

Measuring Health, Engagement, Productivity, Culture and the Built Environment

18 October 2016 | 2:15 - 3:15 PM

Measuring Health, Engagement, Productivity, Culture and the Built Environment

Our workforce suffers from obesity, musculoskeletal disorders, chronic stress, sleep deprivation and a lack of engagement. As a result, health care costs are escalating, the economy is suffering, and companies are losing their competitive advantage. Also, the tools we are using to measure our success are too narrow in focus or miss telling the whole story. The Harvard School of Public Health is helping corporations across all sectors with their Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), which measures and accelerates ways for the world to become healthier and more sustainable. One of their tools, the Health and Human Performance Index (HaPI), measures the impact of employment on employee well-being. The index provides a measure of risk, opportunity, progress and priority-setting for the growth of human capital in order to maximize organizational learning, engagement, and performance. The measure has several components, including well-being, productivity, engagement, work culture and physical environment. This presentation will include an overview of the SHINE program, a description of the new metrics that are relevant to measuring performance and todays built environment, the HaPI tool, and results from organizations who have taken the HaPI survey and their learnings. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Explore how health performance indicators (HPIs) can provide quantifiable measures of human health that can be used to identify specific drivers of positive and negative impacts of buildings on health, productivity and the well-being of occupants.
  • Examine the shortcomings of current measurement systems and why they do not capture the entire picture or provide value to decision makers.
  • Discover the HaPI tool and findings from several organizations who are successfully using it.