Does a personalized workplace help keep employees engaged longer and therefore reduce turnover rates?
Since the 1920s, when the first office designer, Frederick Taylor, introduced the ‘ideal’ office design, it consisted of an open-plan floor, with lots of staff sitting behind rows of desks, and doing so for long periods. One hundred years on and many of us are still doing precisely this, despite the known health risks and that it is slowly, but surely, killing us.
Sitting in poor postures for long periods, with little movement, is negatively impacting our physical and mental health, well-being and reducing our productivity. That is a fact. Marc T. Hamilton, Director of the Texas Obesity Research Center, has proven a direct relationship between sedentary behavior for long periods and health problems, such as weight gain, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.