News Category: Workplace Wellbeing

  • 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
    11.02.2021IDO Team

    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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  • Then & Now……The Future of Timeless Office Design in a Post-Pandemic Era
    06.30.2021Jill Mendoza

    Then & Now……The Future of Timeless Office Design in a Post-Pandemic Era

    Our IDO office, shown here, was originally designed in 2006 and for the most part, was well planned with the intent to reflect our company’s values, brand, and functionally to serve our IDO team long into the future.  Then, the …

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  • FOCUS over BUZZ – In a COVID-19 World
    07.06.2020Jill Mendoza

    FOCUS over BUZZ – In a COVID-19 World

    We are hearing a lot of buzz around how much COVID-19 has and will impact our physical work environments.  From office, retail, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, research facilities, places of worship, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and so on, things will …

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