Our proven approach to
a healthy workspace
Organizations tend to focus on the efficiency of a building – with employees treated as a production tool, which is proven to lead to burnout and chronic illness. In contrast, human-centered workplaces with the right “soft factors” decrease absenteeism and improve cognitive capacities, performance and happiness. And the positive effects extend beyond the office, and into people’s daily lives.
By researching who uses the space, how they use it and why, D/DOCK creates human balance in workplaces with designs that rejuvenate and enrich the work experience. This not only supports your organization. It also ensures your people are more productive, resilient and healthy.
The success of a Healing Office does however not only depend on a smart interior design but also on the proper use of the environment, the right attitude and the behavior and culture of the employees and employers.
The Healing Offices approach is developed according to the evidence-based design (EBD) method, which means “basing design decisions on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes”. This means that we no longer design (only) according to subjective aesthetics or our own assumptions about the environment and its users, but instead first research what clients need and which physical elements meet these needs.
By conducting extensive literature review of environmental elements that are beneficial for the health and happiness and productivity of people, ten design qualities have been identified, that are described below in more detail: healthy food, physical activity, re-energize, nature, (day-)light, connectedness, diversity, sustainability and indoor climate. It is desirable that as many qualities as possible will be integrated in a HO design to enable employees to be the best version of themselves.