For many people who have desk-based jobs, the day can go by without them doing much movement from their desk. This will place strain on their backs, wrists, eyes and neck, as well as potentially increasing their weight. Neglecting physical health will, in turn, affect mental health; leading to low moods, a productivity downturn, illness and absenteeism. Not what the business needs and definitely not what any employee wants to feel!
This is why it’s important for office space planning to be shaped towards looking after the health and wellness of employees, as well as their own personal working preferences. This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll have to constantly interrupt their working day (or personal lives) to attend fitness classes; encouraging movement during the working day can be done in a number of simple ways.