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|Yes, No, Maybe So?
"What's been missing is a way to objectively quantify the impact of the office environment on organizational productivity, especially where green buildings are concerned."
Chief Communications Officer,
Vice President, Marketing
seems to be a lot of chatter lately about the impact of the health and
wellbeing within the built environment and how it relates to today’s
high-performance buildings, individual productivity, and effectiveness
sense says, temperature, air quality, natural light and so on when
maintained at optimal levels, does contribute to satisfaction and
productivity outcomes. Now don’t get me wrong, I see the common sense
behind it, but if we are to add this to our value propositions and
outcome deliverables for building owners and operators, our customers
are still going to be looking for more tangible evidence and analysis
that suggests there is a connection between a building's operational
environment and measurable occupant productivity to convenience me to
jump in with both feet.
good news is the discussion about this topic is increasing. There are
also studies that have recently come out and more on the way. For
example, according to Trevor Nightingale, Program Leader of NRC's
High-performance Buildings program, "There is a long history of
research, including a lot that was done here at NRC, establishing
linkages between the office environment and how it affects employees'
ability to do their work." "What's been missing is a way to objectively
quantify the impact of the office environment on organizational
productivity, especially where green buildings are concerned."(http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/achievements/highlights/2017/nrc_rbc.html?utm_campaign=construction&utm_source=comm_prod_eng&utm_medium=redirect_eng)
As our industry continues to transform how we manage and operate our buildings, are we far off from asking during an exit interview of someone leaving an organization, did your office comfort satisfaction have any bearing on your decision to leave the company? And do we begin to add --We’re XYZ Company we work in a comfortable and natural light environment” to job wanted opportunities?
Where are you on this subject? Let Ken know.
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