In recent years, many companies have focused their strategy of workspaces on sustainability, so that they are sustainable and energy efficient. Today, however, this commitment has evolved and the main concern of companies is, increasingly, to adapt the space to the real needs of their employees.
In this sense, there is no doubt that the global trend to adopt healthy lifestyles has reached the corporate level, and designing the offices thinking about the health and well-being of employees will mark the future of the workspaces. These are recognized by the certificate WELL, and ensure that it is integrated environments that improve nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns and performance of its occupants. To do this, elements such as air quality, water quality or light attributes, and physical comfort are evaluated.
With all this, companies are already beginning to see the advantages of “healty offices”. In the first place, this type of healthy measures are reflected in the well-being and satisfaction of its employees. In addition, the productivity of workers is significantly increased, and it has a very positive influence on the attraction and retention of the best talent. In short, the implementation of healthy offices represents a substantial improvement at the corporate level.
Specifically, a success story in which the achievements have been measured has been the CBRE office in Madrid. After having implemented welfare measures and policies, not only has it become the first office in Spain to obtain the WELL seal, but very good results have been achieved, among which it should be noted that water consumption has been reduced by 40%. %, paper 25% and energy 12%, among others. Not to mention the satisfaction of employees that has increased by 76%.
As the data shows, and aware that welfare policies will mark the offices of the future, more and more companies are aware of applying healthy measures. Specifically, 72% of European companies consider that welfare programs for employees are becoming increasingly important, according to a report by CBRE, and one of their strategic priorities is to get certified buildings with WELL stamp. This responds to what employees are looking for in their jobs, since, according to another study, 85% of young people recognize well-being as a key factor.
Therefore, it is reflected that this is a trend that is booming and that, again, will be key in the work spaces of the future. Companies are increasingly taking into account their benefits, since, after all, increases the happiness of their employees, something that is, or should be, one of the main concerns of any company.