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BCO research reveals ‘Wellness Matters’

New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has revealed that wellness does matter following a year-long study into Health and Wellbeing in offices. The completion of of study “Wellness Matters: Health and Wellbeing in offices and what to ...

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Ambius partners with BRE on biophilic office research

Interior landscaping company, Ambius, is teaming up with BRE, a world leading building science centre, as a core partner in a live, comprehensive study on the impact of biophilic design on office workers. The research project centres on a 7,000 ...

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New report reveals green building makes business sense

The World Green Building Council has launched a new report highlighting tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures. Doing Right by Planet and ...

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Willmott Dixon launches Mental Health First Aider initiative

Willmott Dixon has trained over 130 people, a fifth of its workforce, to become mental health first aiders on construction sites and in offices nationwide to support its All Safe Minds campaign. Everyone on a Willmott Dixon project already receives ...

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On your feet

Gavin Bradley, founding Director of Active Working CIC, explains why too much sitting around in the office is bad for health, wellbeing and productivity You might have heard a popular new saying: ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Well, it’s not ...

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People first

Joerg Bakschas, Head of Ergonomics and Training at Adapt, warns that rapid technological change requires a new approach to workplace and furniture design Ergonomics describes the adaptation of work equipment and environments to people, not vice versa. FMs need to ...

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Breakout and Breakthrough

Our new understanding of the risks of sedentary working is transforming the office, says Mark Eltringham, as furniture designers and FMs seek to keep people healthy and active One of the most talked-about office design trends right now is activity-based ...

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A good fit

The BMA’s new staff gym at its London HQ has turned out to be a facility that people actually want to use. BMA Head of Estates, Ian Wade, tells FMJ the secrets of its success Health and wellbeing has moved ...

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‘Lack of natural light’ a common office bugbear

Over a third of workers are adversely affected by a lack of natural light in their office, according to new findings. The survey conducted by lighting retailer, Lamp Shop Online, which quizzed employees about the difficulties associated with workplace lighting, ...

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Sodexo study finds teams with gender diversity achieve better results

A new five-year study published by global services company, Sodexo, has found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements including employee engagement and health and safety. The study of ...

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