Business Info Magazine - Issue 124
Jonathan Hindle, Group Managing Director of KI highlights the influence well-being is having on office design.
After years of taking a back seat in favour of cost savings, companies are now investing in creative office planning with a focus on worker well-being, recognising it as an effective business improvement tool. Seemingly triggered by the uber-trendy offices of the tech and media sectors, everyone from blue chips to government agencies are incorporating well-being into their workplace strategies. However, failure to properly understand well-being leads many companies to pursue cringe-worthy ‘coolness’, rather than a genuine attempt at creating happy, healthy and productive workplaces. Those who do address well-being adequately and appropriately have been able to combat absenteeism and staff attrition, boost productivity and improve employer branding – vital in the ongoing ‘war for talent.’