8.06 The Three Dimensions of Improving Well-being Through Workplace Design
Friday, October 9, 2015 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Room: Room 401/402

Research has shown that mental and physical health has a direct impact on productivity and engagement, as well as organizational performance. While leading-edge organizations have been launching programs to enhance employee well-being, their workplaces may be working against their goals. Even conscious workplace interventions may be ineffective if unused.

This session presents a series of case studies and data collected from several workplace research projects to show how smart workplaces can embed wellness in the continuous work experience, focusing on three dimensions of work: movement, rest and stimulation. Specific workplace solutions are presented for encouraging healthy behaviors in each dimension, highlighting the importance of user-centered design, cultural change and integration with other programs.

Learning Lab Area:
Leading & Bleeding Edge Learning Lab
Topic Category:
Workplace Evolutionaries
Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Understand how conventional workplace practices might be impeding employee physical and mental well-being.
Learn the three dimensions of work that influence well-being.
Learn how to create workplaces that can naturally make work healthier.
Understand how training programs, culture change and incentives can maximize well-being outcomes.
Levels of Learning
200 level
Teresa Bridges, Associate Vice President, Senior Workplace Strategist, CannonDesign
David Craig, Associate Principal, Cannon Design