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Rules of Engagement

There are many everyday factors that impact humans in the workplace and because they are everyday habits they increase stress and anxiety levels gradually over a long period of time. This gradual increase often goes unnoticed simply because we become ...

Goodbye brain frazzling tech

During our research over the past few months we’ve seen some interesting articles about workplace stress and the part that technology has to play in it.  Apparently, in research carried out across the UK, US, France and Germany, nine out ...

Ready to go free range at work?

Did you know that 90% of our time is spent indoors? That’s 21.6 hours out of 24, cooped up under artificial light and often in a controlled work environment. There’s something disturbingly familiar about being kept indoors to work, isn’t ...

Finding your giraffes within the wonderful world of networking

Did you know that sheep and giraffes are both a species of Artiodactyla, cloven hoofed mammals and herbivores? But much more than that, the 'giraffes' in my world are visionaries and see opportunities. Often self-motivated they’ll have ideas and can ...

Natural light brightens the corridor of forgetfulness

We know how important natural light is on human health and wellbeing at work. With 90% of our time now spent indoors, Fusion Spaces looks for the best in lighting innovation, with our solutions backed by robust research and science Field Studies ...

Are you SAD or blue this winter?

In the UK we are approaching meteorological winter and at Fusion Spaces we are turning our attention to light and its importance for our health and wellbeing at work. During a Google session I discovered that the daylight hours in ...

Connecting to nature comes naturally

It’s interesting that as we encourage businesses to consider improving workspaces for human wellbeing, we increasingly meet people who cannot imagine life without connecting to nature as part of their work life. They understand that they live at work and ...

Disconnect and reconnect

The practice of hygge for good health and wellbeing We call this #FreeRange living, at work. Which in simple terms means taking the time and effort to look at our current spaces and make these spaces more supportive to human ...

Living free range

We are delighted that Ieuan Compton has joined us to share his thoughts on free range living. This is his guest post for our #FreeRange at work series. Over to Ieuan… “I’ve only recently made the conscious connection between the things that ...

The daily commute – heaven or hell?

The answer is probably not going to be heaven, however as this journey is often endured each and every day, we wonder, is there a way to make the commute a little more mentally and physically healthy? Ask a commuter ...

Hygge spaces

Hygge (pronounced hu’ga) is everywhere, on trend and super fashionable. If you’ve not heard of it yet perhaps you’ve been hibernating and so just for you, here’s what all the fuss has been about. We didn’t just consider our home environment, ...

Putting the care in career

Google workplace wellbeing and you’ll find page after page of references about how giving this consideration helps to increase productivity and is good for business. It’s great that human wellbeing is being increasingly seen as a priority consideration but what ...

Pure spaces

Take a deep breath of fresh air and exhale evenly and slowly to enjoy the stress reducing benefits. Ah that’s better. Now was that air really fresh? The answer is no, it’s probably full of things that you’d rather not ...

Ambient spaces

Take a few minutes to stop and take notice of your surroundings. It’s easy to make this a mindful exercise, deepening your attention on what is around you and noticing how it makes you feel, think and behave. Do you ...

Sitting verses standing

At Fusion Spaces we’ve been researching work space wellbeing and watched with interest the ongoing debate about too much sitting and its impact on our health. Research shows that our health is at risk from sitting for long periods and ...

Light spaces

The great outdoors is a space I find myself going to for creative thinking and to restore energy and to release tension after a busy day. I know I’m not alone and as human beings we tend to know what ...
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