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  • Architecture: Workplace health and wellbeing: can greater design participation provide a cure?

Myerson, Jeremy and Ramster, Gail, 2017, Book Section, Architecture: Workplace health and wellbeing: can greater design participation provide a cure? In: Design for Health. Design for Social Responsibility . Routledge, UK. ISBN 9781472457424

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This chapter looks at current initiatives to improve health and wellbeing in the office workplace, against the background of a loss of productivity and a rise in incidences of stress, depression and burnout. It explores giving employees a greater sense of control over their work environment through participation in the design of their workspace, and describes a UK research study which makes a link between participatory design activities and improved levels of mental wellbeing. A conceptual model is presented which suggests that better health and wellbeing can be achieved in the office workplace by aligning organisational purpose more closely with both the functional and psychological needs of the individual. Co-design is advocated as a way to improve employee belonging and wellbeing despite the relative unfamiliarity of the concept in the workplace.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 23:50
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 23:50
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3297

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