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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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Obesity

People suffering from obesity could reduce their future earning power by as much as £500 per annum because qualifciations, skills and experience become outdated during long term absences from work caused by their conditions.

Work-Based Physical activity Programmes

Work-based physical activity programmes:  A programme costing £18,900 for a company with 100 employees could lead to an overall net saving of £10,941 (Promoting physical activity in the workplace: business case).

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