Workplace wellbeing has taken on a whole new meaning in 2020 as the public health crisis of Covid-19 has convulsed the world of work, sending millions of workers to work from home and opening a debate about the future purpose of office environments and the responsibilities of employers for the welfare of their people. This report is the latest in a series looking at the relationship between workplace design and productivity.
The report explores how might workplace wellbeing be clearly defined and explained to a company board? What are its essential components? What trends were taking shape before the pandemic and what is happening now? And how can the future of wellbeing influence company performance? To help us answer these questions, we assembled an expert panel drawn from a range of disciplines including neuroscience, positive psychology, ergonomics, employee engagement, mindfulness and academic research for the built environment.