At Tall Architects, were always on the lookout for the latest news about workplace design, sustainability and wellness. These were our favourite articles from January.Read More
We’ve collected some of our favourite articles about sustainability, workplace design, wellness and technology.Read More
Our favourite articles from October, which cover a range of topics including workplace technology, wellness and design.Read More
The World Green Building Council has launched a new report which highlights the tangible economic benefits of green buildings. Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building presents case studies of 11 facilities around the world that have one or more green certification.Read More
Up until recently, the way that we measured employee wellness has been mostly contained to evidence gathered by educators and research institutes.Read More
Many workplaces are realising the far-reaching benefits of creating a healthier workplace (such as reducing absenteeism, boosting engagement and lifting employee morale) but go about it the wrong way.
Employee wellness programs need to do far more than giving employees information and steps to take to better their health. This approach usually results in very little take-up among employees and does not result in any measurable behavioural change.Read More
On average, employee wellness programs generate returns of about 3 to 1. Over 90% of organisations were already providing employee wellness programs, and it is a trend that will continue to rise in importance as organisations compete for the best people.Read More
We are busier than ever. It sometimes feels like it is impossible to take a break. Yet often, when we are at our busiest and most stressed is exactly the time we should be taking a break according to Associate Professor from Sydney University's School of Psychology and Brain and Mind Centre Dr Muireann Irish:
"Productivity these days is almost akin to being measured in a metric focused way. We are viewing it more as outputs and getting runs on the board rather than sometimes viewing it as the quality of the output itself,"Read More
How often do you think about the air you breathe?
It is probably not the top item on most manager and business owners minds, but the quality of the air we breathe has a big impact on employee productivity.
Many studies indicate that ventilation is critical to employee health. Good ventilation has been shown to reduce sick building symptoms (Headaches, Sore throats etc.), cut absenteeism and even reduce infectious disease transmission.
New research from the Harvard Business Review has now shown that it has a big impact on our cognitive abilities.Read More