Promote Employee Wellness and Productivity
Research consistently shows that the cost to employers from health-related lost productivity dwarf those of health insurance.” —Harvard Business Review
Until recently, many employees in the United States spend more time at work and commuting to and from work than they do in their own homes. And for most, the arrival home triggers an evening routine of household labor such as cooking dinner, washing dishes, and more. This routine leaves little time for self-care, wellness practices, and time spent outdoors.
In addition to the mental load that comes with life, workplace stress can squash creativity and productivity, and affect the short-term and long-term health of employees.
One of the most effective ways a person can reduce their stress, increase their focus, lower their blood pressure, and boost their immune system is by spending time in nature. In fact, spending 20 minutes a day outside can improve mental health and overall wellness. From the creation of vitamin D (which supports every system in the body) to the preservation or improvement of eyesight, the benefits of being outdoors are vast and yet still not fully known.
Invest in employee wellness by improving your corporate campus.
According to an article by Harvard Business Review about employee wellness programs, “A variety of studies confirm the health conditions that contribute most to lost productivity: depression, anxiety, migraines, respiratory illnesses, arthritis, diabetes, and back and neck pain.”
By creating an easily accessible, inviting outdoor space where employees can connect with nature, destress, exercise, and meditate, you will be investing in the potential to prevent many chronic illnesses and loss of production.
An investment that shows your care for your employees’ health and well-being also serves to increase morale and create deeper feelings of loyalty. This will increase retention rates and attract qualified candidates.
Working with DG2 Design
We are a small, dedicated team. As the business owner, Kristy recognizes that working on your business is something that must be done efficiently. She makes herself available to you for questions and conversations regarding the project every step of the process.
The process always begins with a conversation so we can carefully listen to understand your goals, budgetary restrictions, and long-term plans.
The aim for most corporate campuses is to create a balanced campus that is appealing to people, environmentally friendly, and sustainable.
Campus ADA Compliance
DG2 often encounters designs that include accessibility as an afterthought. Incorporating accessibility for individuals with different abilities (seeing people with disabilities as having distinct, individual needs, for example) is something DG2 learns best outside of a classroom. They are uniquely qualified to create outdoor spaces that flow from one element to the next with accessibility integrated into each element. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for creating spaces that work perfectly for every person’s needs. DG2’s approach is to plan for the diversity of people’s age and abilities.