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Questions & Answers On Workplace Environmental Wellbeing

The Delos HQ

How can real estate strategy support wellbeing at work? Leesman and Delos are investigating to find the answer. The collaboration aims to test and validate impacts on an ongoing basis, not only when an office is new.

Leesman runs a global survey to asses employee experience of their working conditions and Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company. Leesman will include a special Environmental Wellbeing module in the regular surveys.

The design of the module was led by Sally Augustin PhD, an expert in environmental psychology. It meets the precondition survey criteria for the WELL Building Standard version 2 pilot (WELL v2).

The module is intended to add a minimal amount of questions while testing key constructs. It will lead to a  review of topics related to workplace design, workplace wellbeing, occupational health, happiness, psychological wellbeing and environmental stress - and more.

The module can be easily added to the core Leesman survey and is available upon request to all buildings interested in tracking environmental wellbeing.

 

More to do on wellbeing

The results of a pilot, conducted with one of the big five accounting firms and its 21 UK based buildings in late 2018, suggests that even the highest performing workplaces within the Leesman databank have more work to do when it comes to supporting employee wellbeing. This places the onus on real estate teams and business leaders to focus on total human sustainability in addition to business sustainability.

Of the collaboration, Leesman’s Development Director & Head of Insights and Research, Peggie Rothe PhD, said: “Following the pilot with one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, we’re now canvassing interest from Fortune 500 companies who are committed to pursuing wellness at work. This proves health and wellbeing is sliding higher up the business agenda. In time, the results from the wellness module will arm businesses with the data they need to deliver their wellness strategies.”

Whitney Austin Gray PhD, Senior Vice President of Delos, and Head of Delos Insights, added: “we want to ensure healthy buildings evolve and continue to support human health. Leesman has amassed data from more than half a million respondents and the benchmark has a global scope. We’re excited about working together to validate the impact and investment of healthy buildings to support health and wellbeing on a global scale.”

Picture: The Delos HQ.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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