Wellness in the Workplace

Last week, at their headquarters in Holland, Michigan, Haworth hosted dealers from all over the country for a two day Wellness and Ergonomics Training. I was fortunate enough to attend and dive deeper into the meaning of both Wellness and Ergonomics, both of which are growing trends in the workplace. This first post will focus on Wellness. Wellness is a huge trend that is growing in the workplace and is becoming more and more prominent in everyday conversations about workplace design. For many people it’s all about balance; balance of career, financial, physical, community and social. When discussing wellness there are a few buzz words that come to mind: wellness, well-being, and WELL. Wellness is referring to the physical state of a worker, well-being refers to the physical and physiological state of a worker, and WELL is the standard itself. When thinking about improving wellness in the workplace there are two areas to look at: the […]

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What We are Reading

Plenty of Plants: Greens are good for you (OnOffice) How New York has changed over time: 13 Before & After Photos That Show The Changing Face Of New York City (Guest of a Guest) Well-being plays in a person’s success: The Importance of Work-Life Balance and Health (Huffington Post) It’s rooftop season: 10 Incredible Hotel Rooftops From Around The World (Contemporist) Please prepare for departure: LaGuardia Airport’s New $4.2B Terminal Cleared for Landing ( Commercial Observer) Workspace Design Checklist: 7 Factors of Great Office Design (Harvard Business Review) What’s in store for the future: How will Generation Z disrupt the workplace? (Fortune) Don’t go Blaming your office: Creative Office Design Won’t Make You Better At Your Job, But This Might (Fast Company)

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Balance of Fun & Productivity – Management Sets the Tone

 Guest Post Written By: Scott Lesizza, Principal at Workwell Partners When you’re looking to strike a balance between fun and productivity in the workplace, it’s important to realize that management sets the tone. When you are an executive looking to inspire and spark creativity, you get way more from your team if you are in the trenches with them. The end goal in creating a relaxed work environment is for people to enjoy where they spend most of their day, by being happier, getting more work done, becoming more loyal employees and spreading the word to others, and ultimately producing better work. Most C-Suite executives that we speak with prefer to maintain their full floor-to-ceiling glass offices with an open door policy and a willingness to engage their people ‘on the floor.’ The open door policy extends to allowing their private offices to be used for various purposes, including mini conference rooms and often multi-occupancy […]

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7th Annual Big Apple Run For The Warriors

At the end of April, Workwell Partners formed a team for the 7th Annual Big Apple Run For The Warriors which benefits Hope For The Warriors foundation. This past Sunday, two of our team members hit the pavement in the Financial District and ran 3 miles for this great cause. Founded aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in 2006, this national nonprofit organization’s mission is to restore self, family, and hope to service members, their families, and families of the fallen through many different programs. The main focus of the different programs is about transition services, clinical health and wellness, as well as sports and recreation. This year marks their tenth anniversary of serving those who served. Over the past month and half, our team raised $795 for Hope for the Warriors. To give a breakdown of where our donation goes, here are some stats: $10 provides a meal to a service member at a […]

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Pop of Color

Yesterday, our team was treated to lunch and met the lovely ladies from Poppin! From design to delivery, this company seems to be on to something. To quote their presentation, they are “simply different.” Based in NYC (and quickly expanding!), Poppin is a one-stop shop from your desk accessories to your actual desk and chair. Their bright colors and customizable options are designed to help make you more productive, inspired, but most importantly work happy.  Poppin dove into some of their most popular products for us which included: their Stow File Cabinet, Series A Ping-Pong Conference Table, and Block Party Configuration sofa and chairs. All of which are very easily modified to fit the space that they are in and the people they are servicing. Aside from their products, Poppin prides themselves on their smart engineering, easy ordering, unrivaled pricing, affordable installation, fast shipping, and certified quality. They make is very easy for you from […]

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What We are Reading

Workwell is on: The Right Side of Cool (OnOffice) Better Design, More Productivity : How Workplace Design Influences Worker Productivity (Inkbot Design) Love your Office: 7 Ways to Make Your Office a Sanctuary (Entrepreneur) The Chrysler Building like you’ve never seen before: Top 10 Secrets of the Chrysler Building in NYC (Untapped Cities) Fashionable Fridges: Made in Italy: Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg launch collection of hand-painted fridges (Wallpaper*) Happy Birthday to an Architect Legend: Spotlight: I.M. Pei (Arch Daily) NYC is going Green: Solar Panels Lead NYCHA’s Sustainability Agenda (Curbed NY) Interactive Furniture: Juno Jeon Breathes Life Into His Furniture (Design Milk)

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