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A new community-driven platform, Work in Mind offers a useful knowledge resource for anyone interested in driving the wellbeing with the environments in which we work.

Designed to bring together the whole supply chain – from employers, to employees, designers, architects, thought-leaders to building operators, managers and FMs – Work in Mind allows interested parties to share ideas, resources and research.

A key focus of the content on Work in Mind is the impact our work environment has on our health, wellbeing and productivity.

“Over our lifetime we devote an average of 90,000 hours to our jobs, so imagine the benefits to our mental and physical health if those hours are spent in a well-lit, temperate, human-centric space. Doubtless, we’ll all be more positive, proactive and productive,” says Joanna Watchman, who is the founder of Work in Mind.

“Over the last few years, we’ve made phenomenal strides in our thinking about how we can use technology to optimise our environment to benefit the people within it, whether that’s a child learning at school, someone sitting in an office or a medic in a hospital.

“However, consider the latest research on workplace wellbeing by the British Council of Offices, which reveals that a staggering 1 in 6 workers believe their office is having a detrimental effect on their health and wellbeing.”

“We need to look at optimising buildings through the prism of sustainability. If you embed sustainability into your environment with more human-centric approaches to building services, design and interiors, it is inevitable that the buildings become better, healthier places for people to work. This is irrespective of whether you’re talking about a glamorous London office, or a factory.”

“Work in Mind embraces everyone’s work environment, from the midwife delivering babies in hospital, to those working the night shift in a factory,” says Joanna.

If you’re interested in contributing research, thinking or ideas to Work in Mind contact us content@workinmind.org

www.workinmind.org

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