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Neurodiversity in the workplace

Designing for neurodiversity in the workplace

The term neurodiversity has been around since the 1990’s but it is coming much more to the fore these days. It is not just a buzzword, but a real aspect of many people’s lives, and employers need to be aware ...
Is it time to disconnect? Discover the pros and cons of digital wellbeing

Time to disconnect?

There has been a lot of noise around digital wellbeing recently. Everyone is asking how much do you use your phone? How long are kids playing on tablets for? Is it bad for us? So, in this blog I’m going ...
Biophilia

Next steps for biophilia: Follow the patterns and rhythms of nature

The positive impact of natural elements in the workplace has been well-documented. Reduced stress, reduced blood pressure and lower heart rates, coupled with increased productivity, creativity and self-reported wellbeing are all top of the list benefits of introducing biophilia into ...
Introducing biophilia into the workplace

Biophilia as a sensory experience: 6 simple ways to introduce biophilia into your workplace

Despite our natural affinity with the natural world, we now spend around 90% of our time indoors. Moreover, a study of 1,000 UK office workers found that almost 40% spend a maximum of just 15 minutes outside every day. Connecting ...
Stave off nature deficit disorder and boost office wellbeing

Five tech tips to stave off nature deficit disorder and boost office wellbeing

Nature deficit disorder may not be a term you are familiar with, but it really should be on your radar as it can have a detrimental impact on emotional, mental and physical health. British people will spend an average of ...
Technology to improve employee wellbeing at work

Four really simple ways to boost employee wellbeing at work through technology

If you knew at 18 that you were likely to spend 92,000 hours of your life in an office, or say about a third of your total waking hours over your adult working lifetime, what sort of office environment would ...
Meet May the Bantum Hen at Clerkenwell Design Week

Going free range at Clerkenwell Design Week

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with one of our Fusionaries, Frem Group at Clerkenwell Design Week, the UK’s leading independent design festival. On Wednesday 22 May, I will be offering talks focusing on how offices ...
Walking for your mental health

Walking for your mental health

This week (13-19 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. There are many methods that we as humans can use to better our state of mind. Walking for your mental health is one of my favourite things to do, and it’s ...

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, often in a controlled work environment. Is it time to go free range at work? There’s something disturbingly ...

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 ...
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