May 26, 2020
Ed Yelin - It's been ten weeks since shelter orders took effect, and those working from home are dealing with a dismantled work-life balance. According to data from NordVPN, U-S homebound employees are logging three extra hours per day on the job compared to before. KCBS Radio's Liz St. John spoke with Ed Yelin, Emeritus Professor at UCSF and Senior Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at UC Berkeley.
May 14, 2020; updated May 16, 2020 by Diana Williams - As guidelines to reopen work places are released and refined, employers are weighing what it will take to get back to business.
May 7, 2020 As states and businesses around the country begin to reopen, many Americans are worried about the health risks of returning to work. Christina Banks, director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at the University of California, Berkeley, joins Amna Nawaz to respond to viewer questions and concerns about workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2020 by Edward Lempinen - “What do people need in order to maintain their connection … with the organization and with others from that organization? How can they continue to perform at their desired level of competence and not be thwarted by the circumstance?”
March 17, 2020 by Jeffrey Pfeffer - Workplace well-being and individual performance and productivity depend on the design of the spaces where work gets done. HR practitioners must get more involved in physical design discussions and decisions to ensure better results.
March 17, 2020 by Edward Lempinen - “One of the basic human needs is the need to belong, to have social connections.” -Cristina Banks, director, Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces
September 10, 2019 by Sarah OBeirne - Optimising the human experience in the workplace to achieve greater productivity and creativity will be explored in depth at the CoreNet Global Summit in Amsterdam this week.
July 11, 2019 - A free online webinar presented by core researcher Carolyn Winslow as part of the Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute's Positive Psychology in the Workplace series.
June 27, 2019 - ICHW partnered with leaders in University Health Services and Human Resources to host the Healthy Work Environments Summit. This summit was a gathering of stakeholders and important decision-makers in the areas of campus health and well-being, for example in built environment and health policy. We heard from speakers on Blue Zones, Health in All Policies, and the Built Environment and ended the day by inviting all attendees to roll up sleeves and brainstorm ways to redesign work environments to foster greater health and wellbeing and to identify steps we could take to embed health and wellbeing into daily decision making at UC Berkeley.
Making room: College students experience the consequences of clutter and the impact of interior design
May 5, 2019 - Researcher Isabelle Thibau explains how having access to a quiet, organized study space is particularly important for college students to mitigate stress.
April 29, 2019 - This lecture is given by IIDA, AGATI, and Galen Cranz Consulting. Dr. Cranz is professor Emerita of Architecture at UC Berkeley and an affiliate to the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces.
Health, Safety, Well-Being and Economic Security Implications of Gig Work: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
ICHW Director Cristina Banks was invited to write one of 33 Original and Exclusive Think Pieces in Celebration of 150 Years of ILO.
March 2019 - To understand the unique needs and preferences of this generation and how to respond effectively to its members, HGA and the ICHW at UC Berkeley joined forces. Together, they designed a study about Gen Zers that would help prepare real estate professionals, employers, property managers, investors, and others for this future workforce.
Director Cristina Banks was invited to participate in a panel discussion on wellness from the lens of the built environment hosted by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and San Francisco City Center. The panelists spoke on the topic of wellness from a diverse array of backgrounds, ranging from design, research, standards development, to strategic leadership. We thank the IIDA for producing this video of the event.
June 2018 - Featured in CoreNet Global’s the LEADER magazine, a professional journal for corporate real estate and workplace, Director Cristina Banks makes the connection between health and productivity, and explains why design for wellness is the key to organizational success.
March 14, 2018 - A commentary by Cristina Banks, Director of ICHW, and Hector De La Torre, Executive Director of Transamerica Center for Health Studies.
The 7 Keys to A Productive and Happy Workplace from The Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces @ UC Berkeley
September 12, 2017 - It was my privilege to sit down face-to-face with the co-founder and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at UC Berkeley, Cristina Banks, PhD, last month, and I wanted to share some of what I learned.