office wellness

How yoga helped a tech business build a healthier & more cohesive company culture

I wanted our employees to live meaningful lives, both in and out of the workplace, and I knew from personal experience the impact that yoga had in helping me live my most fulfilling life. I was eager to share my practice with our employees and excited to see firsthand the benefits that my colleagues – and our company – could experience as a result of implementing it.

The idea quickly caught on, especially because of how accessible it is. You don’t have to be a great athlete, a certain age or body type to practice yoga.
— Lynn Herrick
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Read more from Business.com about how Lynn Herrick launched a successful yoga program at GreatCall, a tech company where Herrick serves as general counsel and chief human resource officer. She discovered exactly how much of a difference yoga classes can make in an office, both physically and mentally.

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Offer wellness benefits to promote employee satisfaction

When you consider how much time people spend at work, it makes sense that job seekers value pleasant and supportive office environments. These days, many employers are focused on providing their staff with a suite of fringe benefits from wellness programs to diverse and flexible work spaces. 

"In addition to investing in offices that incorporate features such as meditation and game rooms, collaboration spaces and flexible workplace designs that allow employees to choose where they work, businesses are now going above and beyond mere physical elements to focus on the mental health and wellness of employees," according to this article from Bisnow.

Check it out to learn more about how employee happiness is becoming a priority for companies. Stay competitive in the current job market by providing staff with perks like on-site meditation or yoga classes that promote wellness, inside and out!

 

2018 workplace amenity trend: spec suites

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"While any new or renovated office building today offers a suite of amenities such as a fitness center, a conference room and a rooftop lounge, brokers, landlords and designers say tenants want access to collaborative, shared space on their own floor just outside the door of their suite, similar to what they would have in a co-working space."

This excerpt from a Bisnow article outlines another new trend in co-working spaces: spec suites. Young workers are interested in having versatile community spaces at their disposal. The desire for a more multifaceted workspace opens the door for a range of amenities, including on-site yoga classes and meditation.

According to Jon Glass, the managing director at Savills Studley Corporate Managing,  "It's a more community-driven marketing way for landlords to get new tenants and for people who value flexibility but do not want to be in a fishbowl like WeWork with 900 tenants."

If you're considering ways to make your property more competitive, it's important to keep up with the office design trends of 2018. Read more from Bisnow here!