Evaluation Of A Natural Workspace Intervention With Active Design Features On Movement, Interaction And Health

Evaluation Of A Natural Workspace Intervention With Active Design Features On Movement, Interaction And Health

There is increasing focus on designing workspaces that promote less sitting, more movement and interaction to improve physical and mental health. This study evaluates a natural intervention of a new workplace with active design features and its relocation to a greener and open space.
An ecological model was used to understand how organisations implement change. Pre and post survey data from 221 matched cases of workers and accelerometery data (n = 50) were analysed.
Application of the ecological model shows that the organisation understands how to target the built environment and social/cultural environment but not how to target behaviour change at the individual level.

Evaluation Of A Natural Workspace Intervention With Active Design Features On Movement, Interaction And Health

Date Published
Mon, 20 Dec 2021
Publisher
Work
Reference
Munir, F., Yarker, J., Duckworth, J., Chen, Y., Brinkley, A., Varela-Mato, V., Lewis, R., and Clemes, S. (2021). Evaluation of a natural workspace intervention with active design features on movement, interaction and health. Work, 70(4):1229-1241
Website
https://doi.org/10.3233/wor-205180
Categories
Keywords
Job Design, Environment, Workplace Design, Physical Health

There is increasing focus on designing workspaces that promote less sitting, more movement and interaction to improve physical and mental health. This study evaluates a natural intervention of a new workplace with active design features and its relocation to a greener and open space.
An ecological model was used to understand how organisations implement change. Pre and post survey data from 221 matched cases of workers and accelerometery data (n = 50) were analysed.
Application of the ecological model shows that the organisation understands how to target the built environment and social/cultural environment but not how to target behaviour change at the individual level.

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