News Category: Workplace Wellbeing

  • Handle With Care
    06.27.2023Anne Holden

    Handle With Care

    By Debra Levin | March 2023 Issue | Healthcare Design Magazine (HCD) A new tool offers strategies to better support employees’ emotional and physical needs at work. Staff burnout has been a growing concern for the healthcare industry, exacerbated by …

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  • New Survey Reveals Increased Expectations for Healthier Workplaces
    04.21.2023Anne Holden

    New Survey Reveals Increased Expectations for Healthier Workplaces

    March 29, 2023 | Interiors + Sources Magazine The findings of Honeywell’s third annual Healthy Buildings Survey have underscored two of the most important issues in the workplace: human health and wellness and sustainability. Employees have expressed their deep concern over these …

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  • Designing Workplaces That Support Returning Employees
    11.29.2022Anne Holden

    Designing Workplaces That Support Returning Employees

    By Darby Gracey, Interiors + Sources Magazine In the September/October 2022 Issue of iS Magazine, author Darby Gracey dives into workspaces and the needs of those returning to the workforce. Returning employees must be able to connect with their company’s …

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  • Can We Design for Happiness?
    10.25.2022Anne Holden

    Can We Design for Happiness?

    By Elissaveta M. Brandon, Metropolis Magazine The pandemic has revived one of the oldest questions in architecture and design….can we design for happiness? In the September/October 2022 issue of Metropolis magazine, staff writer Elissaveta M. Brandon dives into the science …

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  • Following Nature’s Lead When Designing Healing Environments
    10.11.2022Anne Holden

    Following Nature’s Lead When Designing Healing Environments

    By Nan Schramm, Medical Construction & Design At IDO, we strive to incorporate nature-based, biophilic design into all our clients’ healing environments. Nature-based design is proven to improve patient (and staff) overall experiences, but it also has a positive, therapeutic …

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  • Generational Differences in the Workplace: Work Environment & Style
    08.30.2022Anne Holden

    Generational Differences in the Workplace: Work Environment & Style

    For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workplace. Think of all the experiences they have weathered. The Great Depression, World War II, the invention of the internet, and the Civil Rights movement. The AIDS epidemic, …

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  • Music’s influence on the work environment
    08.24.2022Anne Holden

    Music’s influence on the work environment

    We as humans hear music 24/7, including when it’s quiet, and have divergent musical tastes. We hear music in nature, on TV, at the store (everywhere) and have a deep emotional and psychological bond to it, especially at work. Music …

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  • Does “working from home” really work?
    05.25.2022Lee Boyland

    Does “working from home” really work?

    In March 2020, the IDO team saw our typical way of working drastically change. Many people around the world were forced to pivot from being in an office setting to exclusively working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I, …

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  • Height-Adjustable v. Traditional Desks: The Cost of Being Stationary
    04.26.2022Julie Burroughs

    Height-Adjustable v. Traditional Desks: The Cost of Being Stationary

    When considering the purchase of a height-adjustable desk versus a traditional stationary desk the first question is typically regarding the difference in cost. The simple answer is that height-adjustable desks are more expensive than stationary desks. Two to three times …

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  • Saying “Thank You” Through Design
    11.02.2021Victoria Numbers

    Saying “Thank You” Through Design

    Since early 2019, the nation’s healthcare providers have shown unimaginable bravery, selflessness, and tenacity as they’ve stood on the front lines to save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. This pandemic has been the most consuming health crisis in more than …

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