Leesman and Delos Launch Workplace Wellbeing Benchmark

Jun 25, 2019 8:05 AM ET
Press Release

June 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Leesman, a global leader in assessing employee experience, and Delos, a wellness real estate and technology company, are collaborating to investigate how real estate strategy can better support wellbeing at work. With a wide variety of strategies being promoted as a secret to ‘wellness at work’, this collaboration aims to test and validate the impact of leading real estate strategies on worker wellbeing on an ongoing basis, not only when the office is new.

For the first time, Leesman will include a special “Environmental Wellbeing Module” based on review and synthesis of research on topics related to workplace design, workplace wellbeing, occupational health, happiness, psychological wellbeing, and environmental stress among others. The Leesman survey together with the module – the design of which was led by Sally Augustin PhD, a global expert in environmental psychology – meets the precondition survey criteria for the WELL Building Standard version 2 pilot (WELL v2), and also offers some optimisations in feature C04 of WELL v2. Intended to add a minimal amount of questions while testing key constructs, the module can be easily added to the core Leesman survey and is available upon request to all buildings interested in tracking environmental wellbeing.

The results of the pilot, conducted with one of the “Big 5” accounting firms and its 21 UK based buildings in late 2018, suggests that even the highest performing workplaces within the Leesman databank have more work to do when it comes to supporting employee wellbeing. This places the onus on real estate teams and business leaders to focus on total human sustainability in addition to business sustainability.

Of the collaboration, Leesman’s Development Director & Head of Insights and Research, Peggie Rothe PhD, said: “Following the pilot with one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, we’re now canvassing interest from Fortune 500 companies who are committed to pursuing wellness at work. This proves health and wellbeing is sliding higher up the business agenda. In time, the results from the wellness module will arm businesses with the data they need to deliver their wellness strategies.” 

Whitney Austin Gray PhD, Senior Vice President of Delos, and Head of Delos Insights, added: “As a global wellness pioneer, our prerogative is to ensure healthy buildings evolve and continue to support human health. Leesman has amassed data from more than half a million respondents and the benchmark has a global scope. We’re excited about working together to validate the impact and investment of healthy buildings to support health and wellbeing on a global scale.”

About Leesman
Leesman is the world’s leading measure of employee workplace experience. Founded in 2010 by CEO Tim Oldman, Leesman provides quarterly insights into the world of workplace and business intelligence via the Leesman Review, based on a global reach database of over 4,000 workplaces across 90 countries and more than 500,000 respondents internationally. In addition to this, Leesman regularly publishes research reports on key topics and areas of focus led by Development Director & Head of Insights and Research, Dr. Peggie Rothe.

Leesman measures employee experience via the Leesman Index – a global business intelligence tool that captures employee feedback on how effectively the workplace supports them and their work. The consequent findings provide organisations with critical insight into how a building is performing. Performance is then benchmarked against the world’s largest statistically robust employee experience database.

For more information, please contact Jo Sutherland on jo@magentaassociates.co.uk or on +44 (0) 7943 833 295.

About Delos

Delos is a wellness real estate and technology company guided by the mission to be the world’s leading catalyst for improving the health and wellbeing of people around the world by improving the indoor environments where they live, work, sleep and play.  Informed by more than seven years of research and rigorous analysis of environmental health impacts on people, Delos and its subsidiaries offer an array of evidence-based technology and solutions for residential and commercial spaces.

Delos is the founder of the WELL Building Standard™, the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. Its subsidiary, the International WELL Building Institute, administers and continues WELL's development and drives market adoption. Delos’ advisory board is comprised of leading professionals across real estate, government policy, medicine and sustainability, including renowned wellness luminary Deepak Chopra and sustainability advocate Leonardo DiCaprio.

For more information about Delos, please visit www.delos.com.