Promoting Movement 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 the workplace commenced earlier in the year.

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

  • Health
  • Ergonomics
  • Promoting Movement

Today I would like to focus on Promoting Movement.

This is not something new. Long before Covid the promotion of movement was a hot topic in the world of the workplace, but like everything, when looked at through the optics we have since March 2020, it becomes all the more important.

We are about to commence a project for a longstanding client in a Fitwel certified building.

“Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all®. Generated by expert analysis of 5,600+ academic research studies, Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future where all buildings and communities are enhanced to strengthen health and well-being.”

To gain Fitwel accreditation, a building will include things such as bike storage, showers, changing facilities, lockers, and onsite communal amenities. In addition the building will also promote movement with outdoor space and the building itself is designed to encourage small activities such as taking the stairs rather than a lift.

The investment by the developer or Landlord to gain Fitwel certification is not small, it is a choice that will cost more at the outset and the rigorous process of certification can be off putting for some.

But what does all this mean in the post-Covid hybrid working world? Well, promoting movement and a healthier lifestyle is all the more important from an employee and employers’ perspective. We all know a healthy workforce is a happy workforce and most companies have adapted strategies to encourage remote workers to take a break from screens and move during the day.

Whether working from home or working from an office, promoting movement is fundamental to your Positive Workplace.

In the workplaces we produce we listen to, and help identify, our clients’ requirements and ensure that employees health and wellbeing is at the centre 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.