It appears we may be on the verge of a radical transformation in the way office environments function and exist as boosting productivity does not entail refilling your coffee cup. This new thinking centres on the concept of nurturing wellbeing within the workforce partly through stimulating the mind and body in ways which leave employees feeling energised and productive.
If the edamame beans on offer at the start of last week’s (25 October 2012) BIFM London region event exploring the role of food in boosting people’s productivity, had delegates perplexed at first, then it wasn’t to be the last time their prejudices about food were put to the test. More than 100 facilities professionals enjoyed the stunning sunset and views across the City from the 23rd floor of the 755ft tall Heron Tower while struggling to work out whether they were suppose to eat the whole pod, or just the individual beans. Fortunately with several nutritionists and wellbeing experts on the speaker panel, that dilemma, and many other food questions, were quickly resolved.