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The impact of physical environments on employee wellbeing topic overview

Date: 7 Sep 2015

This topic overview is one of four commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) exploring issues around health, work and unemployment.

The below document provides an overview of the literature on the impact of particular elements of the physical work environment on employee wellbeing.

Specifically:

  • the office layout
  • office furniture
  • workplace lighting and temperature
  • employee control over their work environment

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Casestudy

St. Austell Brewery won a gold award on their first year of taking part in the programme. Chrissie Knight, Occupational Health Manager for the brewery, commented, “Caring for and investing in the workforce has always been a priority at the Brewery and it is wonderful to gain recognition for the work that takes place at all levels to ensure that we remain an employer of choice for people in the South West, which is not only because of the opportunities that exist at many levels within the organisation, but also because of the support and benefits that exist for all employees”

Staff Engagement

Companies with higher levels of staff engagement have 13% lower staff turnover and less than half the UK average sickness absence.

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