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Interview with Liz Elam, Link Coworking

Interview with Liz Elam, Link Coworking | thoughts | Scoop.it

"There are over 100,000 people working in coworking spaces today, that number will grow to over a million by 2018."

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Coworking - better than working from home?

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Insomnia and absenteeism at work. Who pays the cost? [Sleep. 2006] - PubMed - NCBI

"Employees who suffered from insomnia had a significantly higher rate of absenteeism at work than those who slept well. This absence represents a cost for society: in France, 88% of this amount is shouldered by employers."

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Can the workplace improve sleep--and reduce cost?

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Workers In Windowless Offices Lose 46 Minutes Of Sleep A Night

Workers In Windowless Offices Lose 46 Minutes Of Sleep A Night | thoughts | Scoop.it

"The window workers scored better on common self-report health and sleep surveys; they also slept 46 minutes more a night, on average, as measured by a sleep monitor. The findings will be reported in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine."

HOK Consulting's insight:

Sleep has been linked to performance, absenteeism, and everyone being a lot nicer to one another. This finding suggests office design could improve employee performance and satisfaction by maximizing employee access to natural light, e.g. through low panels, glass fronts, depth from window, and/or prioritizing the window line for open work/gathering areas. 

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