Wellness in the workplace is far from being a new concept. Over the years, trends in corporate wellness designs have grown from the introduction of entertainment & fitness amenities to including human factors and ergonomics. Unlike most trends that come and go, workplace wellness is here to stay. With the average person spending approximately one-third of their life in an office; wellness in the workplace has taken center stage and evolved to surpass the physical accompaniments within an organization; focusing on the fulfillment of physical, emotional and social elements in everyday work life. When designing with wellness in mind; we aim to capture a holistic look at the culture and operations of an organization to increase overall mood and enhance productivity. For organizations looking to reduce absenteeism and stress while increasing productivity and happiness; wellness is a prerequisite in design and valuable business investment.
We have identified some of the most predominant trends in wellness design and their benefits: