Why workplace technology holds the answer to improved employee productivity, happiness and cognitive performance

Without the driving force of your employees, how can any business be successful? It’s therefore the crucial reason why providing a healthy working environment for employees and monitoring their health and wellbeing should be a high priority for facility managers, property managers and business owners in 2019.

Not only is a healthy working environment and good air quality important for employee wellbeing, it has also been shown to have a positive link to productivity, happiness and cognitive performance.

Failing to prioritise this can lead to a number of issues, such as ‘Sick Building Syndrome.’ Sick Building Syndrome is the generalised term for symptoms that people get from being in a poorly controlled building for too long – such as headaches, lethargy and respiratory problems.

As we spend around 80-90% of our time indoors, it’s important to understand that many aspects of the indoor environment can be harmful to our health, especially dust, volatile organics, lighting and CO2. If employees are affected, performance declines, sickness and absence increase and therefore, productivity and profitability declines.

However, by introducing cutting-edge technology, such as environmental sensors and high quality lighting into the workplace, all physical parameters can be monitored, adjustments can be made to improve the conditions in real time, and building owners can work to understand the impact buildings have on their occupants.


Jason Thomas, at Arbnco

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Jason has spent the last 10 years working with some of the world's leading organisations in the AEC sector, digitalising design and construction workflows for BIM (Building Information Management) delivery. As a consultant, Jason is dedicated to understanding underlying business issues, implementing innovative technologies and applying processes to deliver outcome focused success.