Corporate Wellness and Health | Hong Kong
Increase employee productivity and health in the office with Biophilia.
Many people will spend 1/3 of their lives in an office, that's 90,000 hours over the course of a lifetime. Making your office space as comfortable as possible for the human body makes sense and this in turn will bring employee health, wellness and increased productivity.
Biophilia is the idea that humans have an affinity towards the natural world, it addresses human’s psychological need to be near nature. Exposure to nature can help to speed up healing and recovery time, improve cognitive function, boost positive feelings and reduce negative ones. Interior environments that are cold, sterile and lack life on the other hand, can diminish our experience, mood and happiness.
However, in this busy urban city, being close to nature and the bustling city seems to be impossible.
There are many elements that LivEvexia focuses on to improve employee well-being in the office, from the basics to the quality of air you’re breathing to the purity of water that you’re drinking. Lighting, acoustics and thermal control are also very important factors that LivEvexia addresses when focusing on office health and wellness including today’s topic – Biophilia.
Biophilia in the office has becoming increasingly popular in the past decade to increase employee wellness.
Natural elements positively linked to productivity and well-being at work include
- Level of natural light reaching work stations and regularly occupied spaces
- Access to windows and external views with scenes of nature
- Using the right colours in the office eg, the use of gray colours within the workspace has significant negative impact on employees’ levels of stress.
- Implementing nature within the work space eg, plant walls, green space, elements of water
Chronic stress adversely impacts the body, from the nervous system to the cardiovascular system also resulting in physiological erosion. The workplace is a common source for chronic stress. Stress often motivates people to seek relief through nature. It is our innate desire to seek a safe environment that is behind the feeling of calmness and happiness caused by nature, which allows our bodies and brains to restore and maintain their energy. By creating a calming and peaceful environment within the office space we can intuitively counteract the consequences of stress and improve employee wellness. Read more about decreasing stress through office yoga
Employees are more likely to remain with a company if they know the company cares about their health and well-being. Companies are increasingly committed to demonstrate their responsibility to improve employee health by striving for certifications that can bring them to a global standard or simply implementing design and build or operation strategies to make a difference.
LivEvexia and Workplace Wellness
LivEvexia uses the international WELL building institutes guidelines to bring Biophilia into an urban city office to satisfy human’s innate desire to be close to nature as a result decreasing stress levels and improving employee productivity and wellness.
Your changes can be big or small, we work with our experienced contractors (or your preferred contractors) to make the transition simple and disruption free. Your employees will thank you for it! More information on WELL certified offices at our corporate wellness library. Here are 7 Quick economical ways to increase your workplace wellness IMMEDIATELY
Reach out to us today to schedule a talk/workshop/seminar with our WELL AP and find out how your organisation and your employees can further improve their health and wellness within you’re office space. Are you looking to design and build a healthy workspace? MJPM Design and Build can design a healthy workspace for your next office renovation project in Hong Kong.