Over our lifetimes, the average person spends around 90,000 hours in the workplace. It’s our responsibility to make these spaces better for everyone. This isn’t just about happiness – even if happier workers are better workers. It’s about wellbeing in the workplace.
Well-being boosts productivity. It improves performance, reduces stress and contributes to a work-life balance that brings out the best in people. And one of the ways we can promote wellbeing in the workplace is through design. By considering aesthetics, light, shade and zoning, office ceilings can transform even the most uniform open-plan office into a vibrant, dynamic space that balances contemporary architecture and statement design with visual, and acoustic comfort that measurably enhances wellbeing and happiness, productivity and performance.
Even beyond these considerations, the principles we use in enabling great office design can create more functionally effective spaces for working. Spaces for close collaboration and quiet concentration; spaces that keep conversations private, or open the floor to discussion and debate – and spaces that aid focus while inspiring workers and visitors alike. This is our task, our responsibility and our opportunity, together, to create workspaces that work better. Let’s change workplaces for better, with unique office ceilings.