Workplace Trends

5 WORKPLACE DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR HAPPY EMPLOYEES

5 WORKPLACE DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR HAPPY EMPLOYEES

What makes people happy at work and how can workspace design foster happiness?

To answer these questions, Haworth conducted a global study asking over 2,000 office workers in eleven cities to rate the features of their work environment and aspects of their overall happiness, controlling for things like generational affiliation, job type, and tenure.

Guess what they found? It's not ping pong tables, free food, or even pay raises that make workers happy.

HAPPINESS: THE NEW WORLD METRIC

HAPPINESS: THE NEW WORLD METRIC

As the end of 2017 approaches, I find myself reflecting on the personal goals I set back in January. "Choose Happiness" topped the list. I've always believed choice was the key to this concept because I thought of happiness as exactly that: a subjective choice based on one's own personal outlook. Happiness was tied to one's own perspective - how you perceive the world, your life, and your challenges. It was personal, unmeasurable from the outside, biased, and circumstantial.

Until now.