Workplace wellness has seen an explosion in popularity. For company owners, incorporating wellness programs into the workplace has been integral to competing for top talent, and for office owners, workplace wellness programs have become important to competing for the top tenants. Workplace wellness has three pillars: physical, cognitive and emotional wellness. All three contribute to creating a better workplace with a happier and healthier workforce, according to Nick Greenko of Tangram Interiors, a design firm that has been active in incorporating workplace wellness programs in offices.

“Silicon Valley companies, such as Google and Amazon, have formed a culture that gives employees more power than ever before to choose what they want in their workplace environments,” Greenko, CFO at Tangram Interiors, tells “While most employers may not be able to afford onsite dry cleaning or daily yoga classes, they can offer employees peace of mind in knowing that they care about their wellbeing in other, less costly ways. For example, height adjustable benching, healthy snacks and access to nature or biophilia within the office show an employer’s care for their employees’ health and wellness. A lack of attention to wellness can cost a company their employees or potential talent. The environment and the “perks” play a huge role in attracting and retaining employees, so wellness with its many iterations is no longer an option, it’s a necessity.”

Workplace wellness is really all about increasing employee moral and wellbeing has a path to creating a better workplace and a workplace where employees want to be. It has become an office amenity that employees look for when considering a company. “Environment and experience affect innovation, creativity and productivity,” says Greenko. “Overall employee wellbeing leads to more engaged and happy workers, which will then lead to a better quality of work and ultimately, an increase in bottom line.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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