Episode 12: The Healing Office and workplace productivity

Today we are joined by Anicee Bauer, Design Researcher, and Coen van Dijck, CEO, from Design Studio D/DOCK, both of whom are specialists in office design.  In this podcast they discuss how they were able to create a “healing office” and how they perceive productivity. Coen discovered from his research that “10 years of working only drove people away from their natural balance” and this was a negative effect on their wellbeing, leading to “people not having their lifestyle in their own hands anymore” and reaching a “breaking point”.

Coen and Anicee continue to discuss the new ways of working due to social media and technology, and the drastic change is leading to in the way we are creative and how we communicate. Due to technology we can be surrounded by work throughout the day and night; therefore we also need to consider how we will create the right balance of work and social life. Coen discusses further in the podcast about bringing in a level of home comfort to the office environment to recreate the ideal balance.

Ecophon are later joined by Trevor Keeling, Senior Engineer, Sustainability and Physics, at Buro Happold Engineering. Trevor discusses his ideas on productivity and how we measure it when there are so many types of personalities within the workplace. He strongly believes that wellbeing includes both being able to function well and feel well and this is a main step in increasing productivity within the workplace. 

How do you create a work space without limitations? What boosts your productivity at work? Stay with us and learn further about how you could create your own healing office.