WOW! organizes a new informal meeting to share opinions about the importance Wellbeing of the employees in the organizations today.
The survey by Fellowes is a further confirmation that much can still be done on health and prevention even in the smart office.
Linak and Wagner are partners of the Learn & Lunch which will take place on November 26th in Copernico Zuretti in Milan.
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The new ways of working have changed the ways of using space and furnishings too, in order to carry out our own activities, relate, concentrate, relax, etc.
The concepts of traditional ergonomics have became obsolete in the Smart working era: today it is impossible to speak about an “ideal posture”.
But are we really sure that smart offices are also healthy offices?
Although wellbeing has an increasingly importance in the organizations – also thanks to the WELL building certification focused on the person- several scientific studies highlight the alarming conditions that the employee and the smart worker live in the office and that, like the Fellowes survey pointed out: “The ‘work colleague of the future’ will suffer health problems as bad as those we thought we’d left behind after The Industrial Revolution”.
Today, people -especially the younger generations- want to be able to decide how to use spaces and furnishings according to their own activities.
The musts of the new Ways of Working are Flexibility and Choice; concerning to the postures they want to adopt, too – sitting or standing – during the working day.
That’s why sit-stand desks and chairs with self-regulating mechanisms are spreading.
Is it a fashion, a marketing imposition or a real and healthy need?