What is wellbeing at work?

Wellbeing considers everything affecting an employee’s state – how happy, productive and satisfied they are and feel. It means optimising indoor environmental conditions to give people a healthy workspace that can reduce stress and improve their physical and mental health. Workplace wellbeing shows in employees’ performance, engagement and satisfaction with the climate at work.

In our buildings and offices, we enhance people’s health and wellbeing through people-centric design and our workspace services: workspace advisory Origameo, tech and sensory platform Symbiosy and More with focus on reception services, mobility solutions and community. All of it with one ultimate aim: That you feel well at work.


Wellbeing in our projects

In our projects we bring in well-thought solutions sorted into seven areas:
water, light, air, nourishment, mind, active design and comfort.
Why do they matter? Because each of them has an impact on your personal state
and how you feel throughout the day at work.

Air

CO2 could be the real enemy at work. It can make you feel more tired and distracted.

Thus, we toil to achieve the optimal indoor air quality by reducing pollutants through filtration, insulation and purification. We monitor ventilation effectiveness, humidity levels and detect any mould intending to take root in our buildings. On top of that, smoking is not welcome inside our buildings.

Water

Dehydration comes as a threat too. It is responsible for immediate memory loss and strikes at the most inconvenient moments.

We provide safe and clean water through systems that undergo regular quality testing and ensure the availability of clean water to all the people using our buildings throughout the day.

Nourishment

It’s confirmed: your eating habits have a direct impact on your performance.

Unhealthy eating is linked to a 66% reduction in productivity. We ensure that people have easy access to variety of fresh, wholesome food in our buildings to encourage better eating habits.

Light

Spending your working days in an environment similar to a basement?

Then say goodbye to less than outstanding results and switch environments. To minimise disruption to our natural clock we apply illumination guidelines which show a boost in productivity by up to 10%.

Active Design (Fitness)

Staying fit is the best gift you can give yourself.

Did you know that just 5 minutes of exercise can bring about as much as a 49% reduction in headaches, neck, shoulder and lower back pain? We support the seamless integration of exercise into everyday life by providing active design, bicycle storage and education about leading an active live and its importance.

Mind

Green, plants, biophilia. All of these play a prime role in our design because nature is just as important now as it was to our ancestors

Employees with views of greenery or working in a space with lots of plants are happier and more focused than those who don’t. So stand up and take a 40 second micro break to regain your focus.

Comfort

Thousands of people suffer from ringing ears because of excessive workplace noise.

In our workspaces we establish requirements to create a distraction-free, productive and comfortable indoor environment which includes thermal controls, accessible design and noise prevention from outside and between rooms.

OUR WELL CERTIFICATION ASPIRING PROJECTS

Would you like to know more about our activities connected to employee wellbeing? Continue reading. Our focus on office wellbeing is empowered by collaboration with external institutions that are all about it too.

One of them is the Well Living Lab – the first scientific research centre of its kind that studies the relationship between indoor environments and human health and wellbeing. You can read more about them in our article.

The second institution is the International WELL Building Institute and its WELL Building Standard. What does the standard do? It verifies the quality of the space and its ability to positively impact the wellbeing and productivity of its users. For a more in-depth explanation read our article.

Our Varso Tower is the first WELL precertified building in CEE and the whole of Varso Place aspires to be awarded WELL once completed. All of our projects are applying for this human-focused certification, out of which, 8 have already been given a pre-certification pass*.

Germany

Poland

7 projects

Varso Place (3 buildings)*
Forest (2 buildings)*
Targowa 2
HB Reavis PL office

Hungary

2 projects

Agora Budapest (2 buildings)*

Czechia