How top-tier companies are creating healthier, happier workplaces

While those perks might be slightly over the top, good companies recognise the value of incorporating wellness into the design of their offices, …

As competition for skilled talent intensifies, top companies are going the extra mile to create aspirational work environments for their employees. Recent wellness initiatives include everything from nap pods to brain optimisation spas and, in the case of American hedge fund Numerai, cryonic preservation (a recent job listing notes, “Numerai cares about its employees beyond their legal deaths”). While those perks might be slightly over the top, good companies recognise the value of incorporating wellness into the design of their offices, according to Dr Libby Sander, assistant professor of organisational behaviour at Bond Business School. “In the workplace, people have physical needs and psychological needs, in terms of what’s going to make them perform effectively … Our workplaces are increasingly becoming much more focused on experience design, incorporating factors we know make us happier and healthier as human beings.” Read the original full post here

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