Organizations need to develop healthy spaces that boost the productivity and efficiency of their workers. But what is a healthy work environment? The WHO defines it as “that environment in which workers and bosses collaborate in a process of continuous improvement to promote and protect the health, safety and well-being of workers and the sustainability of the work environment.”
The new healthy office designs help to optimize costs, reduce absenteeism, retain talent and, above all, to have involved and satisfied teams that end up becoming the best ambassadors for the company.
Our TTS Design & Build team’s main objective is to design efficient, healthy, creative and functional spaces to achieve work environments and professionals based on people, as a pillar of well-being and happiness at work. And our TTS Workplace solutions seek to combine business development with strategies that adjust to the needs of people, work processes, technology and the objectives of the organization.
One of our challenges is to define together with our clients a real estate strategy of differentiation, with the creation of unique spaces that reinforce the brand image, work productivity, and maximize the value of the property. And combine this efficiency with solutions to achieve well-being, comfort and improve the health of people in their work environment, through innovative solutions.
New work models necessarily imply new workspaces. The situation caused by the coronavirus has revealed the increasing need to design versatile and multipurpose spaces, which guarantee the health and well-being of those who occupy them, and where work and leisure enjoyment moments are possible, combining design, functionality and, above all, health.
I end the article by asking you some questions for reflection:
• Is your workspace safe, with quality indoor air and environmental light comfort, acoustic design, temperature and ventilation?
• Is your office designed with healthy materials and with finishes that facilitate cleaning and durability?
• Does your office have a space destined to hold calls or virtual meetings with the best technology?
• Do you always have to work sitting down? Do you have comfortable and ergonomic furniture?
• Does your office have collaborative spaces? Do your employees dispose of common areas?
• In your work environment surveys, do you assess the comfort index of your employees with their happiness at work? Do you ask them if they think their work environment is healthy?
Because ultimately, investing in health and well-being ends up improving the commitment, productivity and efficiency of work teams. And it will help you create and generate more business.