Using WELL to elevate offices
Bhat and associates evaluated the effects of standing on cognitive performance. They report that “The present study investigated the effects of attending lectures in sitting and standing postures on executive function of young adults. . . . Attending a lecture in a standing posture was found to improve executive function (response inhibition) measured with reaction times (for incongruent stimuli) and ERPs [event related potentials]. . . Standing might improve executive function compared to sitting among young adults in a simulated lecture environment.”
Vital insights for NOW
Research at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment (CBE) indicates that there may be more flexibility in setting workplace temperatures than previously thought.
Loder and Stoner review studies related to nature (plants, nature views, etc.) in work environments. They share, for example, that “Research has shown that contact with nature
Abrams writes about online trials, but her text includes insights into factors that legal professionals find significant in physical courtrooms. Abrams shares that courtrooms “tend to feel grand and formal, bedecked with wood paneling, an American flag, and security guards. In a more familiar setting—the living room or the break room at work—might behavior and decision-making differ? ‘Many times, when people come into the courthouse, they’re acting nonchalant,’ said Judge Richard Young. . . .
Common sense and establishing relative sizes for zones
Workspace locations still matter
Selecting the best option
Focus on outdoor spaces