Designing for Sustainability and
Well-Being in the Workplace
Leveraging technology to enable us to work differently, encouraging movement
and incorporating nature are all important parts of future workplaces.
It’s important to pay attention to
what goes into the furniture and
materials that surround us…
they impact our health too.
Having an organizational culture that
supports healthy work practices goes
hand-in hand with the built environment.
is from lost productivity, absenteeism
and presenteeism. 3
Disengaged, unwell employees
cost the U.S. economy more than
1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Time Use Survey, 2014
2. Gallup, 2013 Survey. www.gallup.com
3. Integrated Benefits Institute, ( http://www.ibiweb.org/UserFiles/File/Poor%20Health%20Costs%20US%20Economy%20576%20Billion.pdf)
4. Just Stand.org, http://www.juststand.org/tabid/800/language/en-US/default.aspx
Our work environments impact us in significant
ways, especially as we spend increasing amounts
of time there.1
Thoughtful workplace design can have
a BIG impact on health and well being.
HATE sitting… 67%
SIT ALL DAY at work4 86%
The spaces we occupy
shape who we are
and how we behave.
—Dr. Christian Jarrett