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Myerson, Jeremy, Ramster, Gail and Thomson, Andrew, 2017, Printed Publication, Workplace & Wellbeing

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Workplace & Wellbeing: Developing a practical framework for workplace design to affect employee wellbeing reports on a research study between The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and architecture and design firm Gensler. The study ran for two years (2015-2016). The study asked whether greater participation in the design of the workplace increases the sense of control and wellbeing of employees. The researchers interviewed employees at 3 organisations about their workspace and patterns of work, developing a model of employee wellbeing that considered both environmental and psychological factors. The team worked with employees on one floor of a large central London headquarters (Bupa House), offering different levels of participation to employees in a workplace design project to see whether the level of participation offered was a factor in the wellbeing of employees, from no engagement to some engagement and finally participation in a co-design process. The team found that engaging employees in the design of their workplace had a positive effect on their wellbeing, regardless of the level of participation offered. The researchers also developed a tool for organisations to measure their own employee wellbeing, based on project findings.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Copyright Holders: RCA The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 15:38
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 15:38
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3315

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