Despite the continuing progress made by the Well building movement, most big city corporate workspaces are not optimised for wellness, whether equipped for defensive health measures or for positive enablement. The federal government currently advises indoor air quality, for example, continues to be the problem it was back in 1998 when CSIRO estimated the cost to the Australian economy could be as high as $12b.
Adding wellness technology to the repertoire is a natural extension of the Ci Group commitment to measuring the success of a workplace fit-out in human terms. It is also intended to be a game changer. Rather than have wellness technologies just concentrate on new buildings, it can now be readily introduced retrospectively everywhere – making every workplace a suitable candidate. This enables the world to be made healthier one room, one floor or one workplace at a time. Such steps can also offer a handsome return on investment based on the human resources outcomes delivered.