The Mind concept of the WELL Building Standard promotes psychological health and well-being in organizations through building design, programs, policy and culture.
When well designed and planned, a high-performing organizational environment has the potential to address ailments such as stress, depression, isolation, and substance dependency while maximizing human potential through positive settings that improve creativity, focus, recuperation, and community support.
These recommendations and design guidelines can support individuals to consider problems more lucidly and fully appreciate both their own work and the work of others. Organizations also benefit through the emergence of confident, compassionate, forward-thinking team members and leaders.
In this panel session, we bring together diverse perspectives from the development of the WELL Building Standard, design and construction, psychological research, and the implementation of mindfulness training in organizations.
We are guided by an aspiration that an organizational environment can and should make people healthier.