Mental health should be prioritized in the workplace?

Mental health should be prioritized in the workplace?

Prioritizing well-being in the workplace, together with optimized office space, boosts individual and corporate productivity. Support for mental health and well-being is more important than ever. According to a recent YouGov study, 37% of employees in the UK have worse mental health now than they did before Covid. The same poll discovered that employment had a significant influence on mental health statistics, with 66 percent of respondents attributing declining mental health to their work-life and 28 percent saying their company is currently not doing enough to protect their mental health. The cost of mental health-related occupational absenteeism to the UK economy in 2020, according to Westfield Health, will be £14 billion.

Employers now have an even greater responsibility to help their employees' well-being and mental health. More and more organizations are recognizing this and responding actively via a variety of activities, one of which is how they pick and design their office spaces. Best-in-class space with excellent environmental credentials and a focus on health and wellness is at the top of corporate occupiers' objectives when looking for new space, according to a Cushman & Wakefield poll. People perform their best work when they are at their best, therefore it's no surprise that organizations are looking for facilities that are built and maintained to nurture their employees.

Workplaces must take into account minute factors such as lighting, air quality, and sound design. Fora's buildings receive more fresh air than the bulk of Grade A commercial office spaces in London and the United Kingdom, and best-in-class ventilation pulls in 100% outside air. This is supplemented by plentiful natural light in common areas, meeting rooms, and office spaces, which aids in the clearing of heads and the relaxation of minds. Fora also boast a full wellness program that includes floating tanks and personal training sessions, as well as creative urban farms that cultivate fresh vegetables for our community.

Office settings are always changing, but we have never been more conscious of the need for a fresh approach to the workplace. With various businesses collaborating, presenting, focusing, and entertaining in different ways, we designed Tailored Office - a tool for businesses to optimize their workplace via analysis of current usage. The tailored design elevates a workspace to the status of a valuable asset, allowing the team working in it to feel and create at their best.

The mix of customized rooms and wellbeing assistance has seen fast expansion. Unmind, a workplace mental health company, has revamped its office to make it more inviting to employees. Working from home for a lengthy period during lockdown highlighted the need for an engaging and collaborative working environment. Bespoke fixtures and furnishings add to the welcome environment while also reflecting Unmind's progressive culture and principles. Aside from the physical space, monitoring of office utilization gives continuing information into how the company's workspace might be evolved to maximize efficiency.

"As part of their mental health wellbeing, it is critical for everyone at Unmind to maintain good work-life balances," explains Sarah Magerston, Senior Operations Lead at Unmind. "Fora's Tailored Office tool allows us to create an environment that workers like working in, so they come to work pleased." "We feel that the Tailored Office provides actual solutions for individuals to engage in creative and collaborative work, teamwork, and presenting - all of which are significantly more difficult to achieve while working from home." Our office is a place where people may be really happy and where they want to be, not where they have to be."

The influence of interior design and layout on employee well-being is undeniable. Our innovation of the Tailored Office allows us to provide something unique for each resident, and more and more businesses are following Unmind's example. We create working spaces to optimize productivity and creativity in an environment where people feel supported by analyzing the demands of employers and workers.

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