The path to wellness, although based on good intentions, has not delivered desired results. Chronic disease continues to escalate, and the associated health costs are not only financial.
Stress is the number one factor contributing to a work population that is physically and emotionally unhealthy. The journey of this Haworth-sponsored project lasted over two years with research from more than 100 corporate leaders and experts. The result of this work is a 2018 book "The Healthy Workplace Nudge" co-authored by Dr. Mike O'Neill.
This presentation is highly interactive and engages participants in dialogue on how to identify and apply ergonomic design "nudges" to prompt people to engage in healthier work behaviors - and move to a healthier organization - while also supporting the business bottom-line.
Dr. Mike O'Neill
Director, Global Workplace Research and Workplace Strategy
Ergonomics is often associated with just product features, like comfy chairs or funky keyboards. Usually where products are being used gets overlooked. Does having a window in your office lower headaches? Does increasing the temperature improve productivity? Does having access to daylight at work improve sleep at the home?
Ergonomics often stresses on the micro-environments of the employees, but a major influence on our performance and well-being has to do with the environments we occupy on a daily basis.
Danny Nou demonstrates the cognitive and emotional impacts of the spaces we occupy and the products we use. Danny explains how ergonomists can quantify the financial impacts of environmental and product changes in the workplace.
Good ergonomic design must focus on how someone actually uses something, where it is being used, and who the user is. Only then can we design products that are easier to use, more satisfying, and create ultimately better experiences.
Human Factors Researcher
COVID-19 brought with it a workplace sea change. With tens of millions of workers now working from home and discovering its advantages, and disadvantages, this line-up of experts provides a glimpse into the future and offers insights on how changes to work, workplace technologies, and workforces will affect the design of offices, and home offices, in 2020 and beyond.
Each presenter shares what their experiences have taught them about what direction that future office design will take, what the ergonomic issues will be, and what solutions may be most successful.
You will learn about the changing nature of office technologies, how office design itself is changing to promote more active working, how the content of office work is changing, and the implications of the pandemic experience for the future development of office and home office ergonomics.
Jonathan Puleio, MS CPE
Global Vice President
Linda Miller, CCPE, OTD, OT Reg(AB)
President and Certified Occupational Therapist/Ergonomist
David Damico, MA CPE
Vice President, Senior Ergonomics Consultant
Marsh Risk Consulting