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    Making the workplace
    work for people

    The workplace is undergoing a major change. Coworking spaces and corporate offices based on the coworking model are becoming more popular because people want to feel that they belong to a creative community. As it turns out, the more constant and seamless our virtual connections become, the more important physical place becomes to bring us together in meaningful ways.


    Research demonstrates the profound impact of physical workspaces on employee health, mental states, and emotions. Forward-thinking companies collaborate to employ active design, natural features, and wellness metrics that improve employee productivity while reducing absenteeism, staff turnover, and medical costs.


    Buildings have the power to attract and retain staff. The successful workspaces of the future will be the ones that make people feel good and offer a memorable, positive experience.


    Tell us a little about yourself to read the full article by Despina Katsikakis.

    Read the full article and learn more about the changes in the workplace.

    In this article

    • Supporting wellness with active design
    • The importance of natural light and fresh air
    • Using nature to decrease stress
    • How to measure wellness
    • Interdisciplinary approaches
    Despina Katsikakis, thought leader on the impact of the workplace on people and business performance

    About the author

    With over 30 years of experience, Despina Katsikakis is an industry leader with an international reputation for thought leadership on the impact of the workplace on people and business performance. She serves as an independent adviser to corporate occupiers, real estate developers, and investment funds.