Your workspace affects your wellbeing

Where you work, the colours, the light and the space around you, all affects your productivity. Creating the right environment is critical to the success of the business.

Zib Gotto and Mark Pugh from architects Saunders Boston, share the tips they have used to help create productive work spaces for many different types of business.

The innovative use of space, materials and the design of your workstation all have direct benefits to your own health and well being, they can also reduce the overheads for your business and best of all, improve everyone’s productivity.

What makes a space enabling? “a space that is inviting, accessible, tolerant, exciting, inspiring and productive”

This isn’t just about creating a pretty picture, using funky furniture and the latest office gadgets. This is about real innovation in the use of a work space to create an environment that is fit for purpose, where everyone within that environment feels energized by their surroundings and the vibe of the place.

Zib and Mark explore many aspects of special design including office furniture solutions and storage, access to daylight, circadian lighting, sensory stimulation and other physical factors such as biophilia.

You can listen to the recording of the talk here:

The slides that accompany the talk are available on request

“individual control over temperature led to an increase of about 3% in logical thinking performance and 7% in typing performance”

“natural ventilation or mixed-mode conditioning could achieve savings on health costs, productivity gains, and energy savings, for an average ROI of at least 120%”

“having a better view out of a window was consistently associated with better overall performance”

“workers with windows received 173 percent more white light exposure during work hours, and slept an average of 46 minutes more per night”

Ergotron’s on line workspace planner can give you the ideal measurements for sitting and standing desks for your height.

 

 

 

 


Saunders Boston Chartered Architects
119 Newmarket Road, Cambridge
http://www.saundersboston.co.uk/