Song and Gao investigated how wellbeing is influenced by telework; their findings will interest people developing and managing workplaces.
Improve Mood/Increase Feelings of Wellbeing
Sando and Sandseter evaluated how the design of outdoor spaces at early childhood education and care (ECEC) institutions influences children’s (3-4 year old’s) wellbeing (feeling at ease and self-confident, for example) and health (via physical activity).
Researchers have determined that at-work email interruptions degrade emotional state; it is reasonable to extend their findings to other disruptions experienced.
Research by Ambrose and colleagues confirms the psychological benefits of gardening and supports the allocation of space to it.
Clements and colleagues studied the implications of having aquariums present in a space, either live or on video.
Neuroscience-informed workplace design increases the likelihood that users are happy, healthy, wealthy (at least in spirit) and wise. Offices where quality-of-life and performance are compromised predictably slip away from what’s advantageous because they ignore one (or more) of ten science-based workplace design rules.
Multiple factors evaluated
Researchers used scents to enhance nurses' at-work experiences.
Elevating wellbeing and performance