Updates and Announcements

CoreNet Global explores the benefits of a workplace focus on human experience

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.

Experience is key in the workplace

August 29, 2019 by Cristina Banks - If your people are your company’s greatest asset, how can you help them thrive?

Workplace Positive Psychology Exercises

WWDPI Webinar: Workplace Positive Psychology Exercises: An Evidence-Based Guide to Implementation

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.

Healthy Work Environments Summit

Healthy Work Environments Summit

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

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.

Interview with Galen Cranz - The Chair: How Seating Impacts Project Success and User Health

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.

Study Explores Generation Z and the Workplace of the Future

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.

San Francisco Forums 2018

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.

CNGtv: Dr. Cristina Banks

Director Cristina Banks sits down with CNGtv host Liz Brunner to discuss what makes a healthy workplace in today's companies.

Why Design for Wellness?

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.

How Effective Are Your Workplace Wellness Programs?

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.

Director Cristina Banks Debunks Workplace Myth In The Daily Californian

November 6, 2015 - Longtime workplace stress leads to less productivity.

January 2014 Mixer Report

February 5, 2014