office design The Capital Oneoffice in Plano has a whimsical slide in its lobby (credit: PascalePhotography).

DALLAS—Today's professionals have high expectations when itcomes to workplace design and the experience that companies createfor employees. Not only does thoughtful office design encourageproductivity and innovation, but it can even foster employee mentalhealth and well-being, according to Capital One's 2019 WorkEnvironment Survey.

The survey was conducted among 3,500 full-time officeprofessionals from across the country including 500 respondentseach from New York City, Washington, DC, Chicago, Dallas and SanFrancisco. The findings underscore the importance of flexibilityand adaptability in workplace design and employees' schedules,especially as it relates to employee retention and satisfaction.The survey also found that across the board, urban professionalshave higher expectations that employers will provide resources tosupport their mental health and well-being.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.