This book is the product of the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces’ (ICHW) inaugural Science to Practice conference in 2017 titled, “How to Build the Best Workplaces for Health and Well-Being.” In the conference, we brought together experts from different disciplines and from both research and practice to attempt to address the gaps in knowledge. Here, in this book, each author provides a perspective on the design of workplaces built for health and well-being, with the differing perspectives together creating the knowledge base for successful design.
This book has inspired me to adopt a more active role in physical wellness. In addition to the facilities upgrade in space, lighting, and room temperature, we added staff input to our advisory committee. As a result of the collaborative leadership model, staff feel more valued and supported. A real boost in morale.CEO of Vetony Enterprises Corporate Wellness Consultancy
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Immediate access to the first three chapters
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The latest research applications for building healthy workplaces
This book contains the latest on research on the intersection of design, health & well-being, and productivity. We provide a list of references and resources at the end of each chapter for those readers who are interested in the scientific foundation underlying each topic.
A decision-making framework
A decision-making guide is included at the end of the book, organized into three steps: (1) learn what occupants and users of the space do and need, (2) design for need satisfaction, and (3) evaluate and iterate.
Invitation to join an interactive dialogue
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