9th November 2016

Health and Wellbeing

A happy and healthy employee is a more productive employee.

Health and Wellbeing


We are a product of our environment. Where we work and how we are treated effects our opinions and our attitude. Establishing a programme to promote the health and wellbeing of your employees can have a huge impact on your workforce, their relationship with each other and their relationship with your organisation. Promoting healthy eating, health checks, exercise and volunteering help boost productivity and employee satisfaction.


Many buildings suffer from ‘sick building syndrome’, where a lack of natural light and poor air circulation can cause people to feel lethargic and apathetic. Furthermore, segregated offices and cubicle style workstations can create a feeling of isolation which stops new ideas spreading through your organisation. Applying an agile workspace approach can create a place people love to work and facilitate a culture of collaboration and innovation.

Increasing staff morale and providing employees with somewhere they look forward to working increases productivity, loyalty, and dedication to a company. 

For more information, check out the IWBI website.

Services and Experience

Totem Sustainability can help you implement a health and wellbeing programmes to suit your organisation. This could include:

  • Mental health support
  • Agile work places
  • Flexible working practices
  • Introducing plants to the workplace
  • Holiday and wellbeing days
  • Incorporating exercise
  • Healthy eating for productive employees

We have developed initiatives on exercise, healthy eating and mental health within commercial offices and construction sites. We also have consultants who are mental health first aiders and understand the importance of providing your employees the right support to maximise their productivity.

We also have experience in health and wellbeing in design for large commercial offices, incorporating design for agile working, increasing staff interaction and encouraging productivity through creative use of space.