Health & Wellbeing and The Positive Workplace

One of the Blue Jelly four cornerstones for the Positive Workplace is Wellbeing.

Wellbeing is a word that has been banded around quite a bit over recent years and a lot more since the return to work commenced in Spring.

At Blue Jelly we break the cornerstone down into three subsections:

  • Health
  • Ergonomics
  • Promoting Movement

Today I would like to focus on Health; designing well a considered workplace with your people at the heart of your workplace design and strategy is essential. This must be at the heart of all workplace design and a consistent thought throughout, not just breakout and refreshment areas (as was often the case did pre-March 2020).

Physical and mental health can both be affected by many variables, these need to be considered by both client and designer – colours, lighting (electrical and natural), accessibility, space, air flow, access to drinking water (studies show the closer a source the more you drink) – I could go on.

There is no one size fits all to this aspect of design. Yes, you can list and tick them off, but each tweak, amendment and switch of aspects has a knock-on effect to other variables. This is why it is crucial to partner with an experienced specialist contractor with inhouse design with relevant, recent experience.

In the workplaces we produce we listen to, and help identify, our clients’ requirements and ensure that employees health and wellbeing is at the center of each build. We can create a Positive Workplace that will not only make best use of the space you are occupying, but also enhance your employee satisfaction, productivity, and motivation. Contact me today to receive your copy of our Blueprint for your Future Workplace guide and to discuss the start of your Blue Jelly journey.