Healthy At Work
Transformational Model For The Future Built Environment
Our clients, like many organizations, are faced with uncertainty and change as we transition through the pandemic. Our number one priority is to provide our clients support, guidance and leadership through this challenging time.
We continue to refine our approach, services and solutions with safety and well-being at the forefront. This includes researching, innovating, sharing ideas, and designing solutions to support our clients’ unique and evolving needs. Our Performa team is passionate about what we do and truly believes that design can elevate people’s potential, including uncovering next practices in the future built environment. Our experts are asking probing questions to achieve desired flexibility, quantify capacities and assess technologies that deliver forward-looking and high-performing and healthy design solutions. As you welcome employees back, we suggest taking a holistic view of your organization to help you ultimately shape the “new normal” for your work environment. By aligning purpose, people, process, place and technology, you allow your culture to shine through, motivating people authentically.
Creating healthy environments has never been more relevant. As the President and CEO of the US Green Building Council recently said, “Healthy people in healthy spaces equals a healthy economy.” For Performa, it has given our team a renewed sense of commitment to our cause – giving purpose the space to thrive™.
To that end, Performa is focused on exploring what we can do to serve our existing clients because we believe creating healthy environments is essential, especially right now. “Healthy at Work” offers valuable best practices during a time of uncertainty and continual change. The piece highlights steps necessary to create a healthy workplace, keeping people as safe as possible. It’s an iterative, circular process that identified nine specific characteristics of maintaining a healthy environment now and into the future. Each is supported by research that we have summarized (includes links to the original sources).
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The AIA has a detailed facility checklist we recommend, AIA Re-Occupancy Assessment Tool.
The response from our clients to this piece has been overwhelmingly positive. We are humbled by the response from one of our most recent clients, Steve McCarthy, the President & CEO of Curative Connections:
“Thanks for reaching out about this… I found it very helpful! The links embedded within the document were relevant and useful. In several ways our recent renovation project prepared our space well for the pandemic: from larger room sizes for clients, the improved courtyard, larger space at our main entrance, improved and expanded personal care spaces, our increased conference and huddle rooms, and more. If during our planning we would have assumed a pandemic was on the horizon, I wonder what we would have done differently? Not much! Hope all is well with you and all the rest of our Performa friends. –Steve