There has been a significant shift in the understanding of how people work, founded on elements that are innately human; security, autonomy, belonging, achievement, status, and purpose. These six elements reflect how we tend to experience the world and what motivates us to do our best work. Informed by this understanding, renowned company Herman Miller has recently transformed workplaces to consider the arrangement of surroundings, furnishings, and tools that match the diverse needs of employees while delivering an elevated human experience of work.
When we spend much of our waking time in the workplace, this raises the possibility that the conditions you experience at work can influence your mental health and well-being. Existing knowledge of workplace design suggests that the physical work environment has a substantial impact on everything from happiness and mood, to productivity and focus.