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Here’s How You Can Create Healthy Work Environment With Creative Workspace

Praveen Rawal, Managing Director of Steelcase, Southeast Asia and India, Shaishav Dharia, Regional CEO, Lodha Group and Amit Ramani, Founder and CEO of Awfis, share a list of tips:

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A healthy work environment through a blend of active urban setting as well as a stress-free ecosystem with sustainable measures can go a long way in improving employees’ productivity, say experts of workspace design.

Praveen Rawal, Managing Director of Steelcase, Southeast Asia and India, Shaishav Dharia, Regional CEO, Lodha Group and Amit Ramani, Founder and CEO of Awfis, share a list of tips:

* Creativity enhanced by technology: We’ve reached an era of peak screen time. Right now, screen time limits our impact with the physical environment, but that’s changing. Help is coming from our workplace and technology. Our spaces will become less about passively consuming what’s on our screens and more about how we interact with technology and tools. Incorporate technology to design and create an environment which will enable colleagues to work freely in-turn enhancing productivity.

* Design by data: Data has entered the work environment, adding significant value to the conversation between designers and customers. Does everyone need their own workstation or private office? Or would more private enclaves and collaboration spaces better serve the team? Sensors in the workplace can help organisations learn how often people are at their desks and what kinds of spaces will best support their people.

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Unhealthy work habits can also be hazardous to your health. Pixabay

* The digital effect: Combining aesthetics with algorithms, multiple traditional offices and co-working spaces are infusing technology and digital tools to facilitate a conducive environment, ease in day-to-day functioning for businesses and employees as well. From smart access, smart spaces to smart meeting rooms, making use of a dedicated one app solution for a range of tasks such as QR-based visitor management, booking a conference room etc. to enabling parking allotments based on an organised number plate system through smart cameras, further aid in streamlining experiences in office spaces.

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* Celebrate communities: Designers are explorers searching for inspiration in buildings being renovated into more creative workplaces. By connecting new work culture in a meaningful way to the collective identity of the location, community and brand, designers are creating authenticity in the workplace in the world. Additionally, to foster innovation and community building, office spaces are enabling collaboration through multi-use grand lobbies with activity-based settings to encourage networking, informal meeting zones etc. Such amenities also culminate in creating authenticity in the workplace and boost productivity as well.

* Biophilia 2.0: The innate desire to connect and bond with nature is experiencing a resurgence because of the balance we need from our digital world and the benefit nature’s restorative qualities provide our wellbeing. Synergising elements like embedded greens, infusing revitalising exterior elements, complying with sustainable standards and ensuring use of material and colours that offer calm and comfort, are majorly attracting the millennial workforce. (IANS)

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Make Your Work Space Healthier

Adding some greenery around your workplace and creating a relaxing zone can surely help

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Small businesses take advantage of co-working spaces like this one, in Ho Chi Minh City, VOA

An average person spends around half of their waking hours at jobs, and along with the pay cheque, stress and unhealthy behaviour come for free. These unhealthy habits can be hazardous to your health and inimical for your day to day activities hence it is very important for a person to be in a healthier place, whether it is your home or your workspace.

To keep your workspace healthy and not letting it affect your life, Nakul Mathur, MD, Avanta Business Centers and Gautam Duggal, Co-Founder and CEO of Eccosphere list some simple ways to make your office space a healthier place to be in.

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To avoid these health issues little breaks in between long hours are very much required.

 

* Sit less and involve yourself in mini workouts: As you spend long 8-9 hours daily in office and people with desk jobs have to sit continuously for these long hours. Sitting for this long stretch can lead to problems like pain in the shoulders, cervical and various spine related problems. Thus, to avoid these health issues little breaks in between long hours are very much required for a little walk and mini workout.

* Install air purifiers and green plants to purify the air: A breath of fresh air goes a long way in benefitting our health and mood. Fresh aroma leads to better creativity and better outputs are generated. Installing air purifiers and keeping easy to care for indoor plants near your workstation can serve the purpose.

* Install a standing desk: Though sitting at a desk may sometimes not seem harmful but it certainly is. There are provisions for standing desk also. So, divide your work and time to avoid sitting for very long hours and utilize standing desks for good.

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Unhealthy habits can be hazardous to your health. Pixabay

* Embrace Zen philosophy: Design philosophy plays a major role balancing mind, body and work. From Zen gardens to small vivid libraries, creating a personal space that can evoke the spirit and fill the atmosphere with enthusiasm is quintessential to make a healthier workspace. The reason to embrace Zen is to progress towards your goals with a holistic approach. If you have positivity around you, success will become your true companion.

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* Personalize your space: Paint your workspace is a vivacious colour like green or any bright shade that brings warmth and calmness to the surroundings. Decorating the workplace with personal belongings will not just give it an emotional statement but also make the overall aura more conducive and refreshing. Adding some greenery around your workplace and creating a relaxing zone can surely help in making work more comfortable and easy. (IANS)