UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience

Wednesday 19th April 2017

Published by UK Green Building Council

The UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience report details the experiences of participants in its first-of-a-kind “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

The Wellbeing Labs are a core part of UK-GBC’s work on health and wellbeing. They comprised a seven-month knowledge exchange programme designed to guide participants through measuring and implementing health, wellbeing, and productivity principles in offices, using the framework first outlined in WorldGBC’s 2014 landmark report Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices.

The 11 participants - which included Better Places for People sponsors Skanska and ARUP, and regular contributor to the project (and WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board member) JLL – had varying experiences over the course of the programme, as they examined their spaces and organisations. But a number of common themes emerged. These included identifying the value of staff perception surveys, the difficulty of monitoring aspects like indoor air quality, and the realisation that investing in your own staff is a win-win in terms of increased health and productivity, but also attracting and retaining talent.  

For further information on the Better Places for People project, click here.

Published by UK Green Building Council

The UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab: Offices - A Compendium of Experience report details the experiences of participants in its first-of-a-kind “Wellbeing Labs” initiative, conducted through the WorldGBC’s Better Places for People project.

The Wellbeing Labs are a core part of UK-GBC’s work on health and wellbeing. They comprised a seven-month knowledge exchange programme designed to guide participants through measuring and implementing health, wellbeing, and productivity principles in offices, using the framework first outlined in WorldGBC’s 2014 landmark report Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices.

The 11 participants - which included Better Places for People sponsors Skanska and ARUP, and regular contributor to the project (and WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board member) JLL – had varying experiences over the course of the programme, as they examined their spaces and organisations. But a number of common themes emerged. These included identifying the value of staff perception surveys, the difficulty of monitoring aspects like indoor air quality, and the realisation that investing in your own staff is a win-win in terms of increased health and productivity, but also attracting and retaining talent.  

For further information on the Better Places for People project, click here.