2014 WorldGBC report finds overwhelming evidence linking office design with staff health and productivity
This report, released in September 2014 from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) finds
“overwhelming evidence” that office design significantly impacts the
health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.
Health, well-being and productivity in offices: The next chapter for green building
finds that a range of factors – from air quality and lighting, to views
of nature and interior layout – can affect the health, satisfaction and
job performance of office workers.
The report – sponsored by JLL, Lend Lease and Skanska – also presents
a simple toolkit that businesses can use to measure the health,
wellbeing and productivity of their buildings and inform financial
decision-making. Understanding the link between workers and their workplace helps to
drive the business case for higher quality, healthy and greener
buildings, valued by investors, developers and tenants alike.
With salaries and benefits typically responsible for 90 per cent of
an organization’s expenditure, any higher construction or occupation
costs are far outweighed by even small improvements in staff