In addition, operational positions have been updated with the company’s new furniture ranges that, as well as providing credits for WELL certification, are more dynamic, facilitate collaboration and communication, and ensure superior comfort.
Investment has even been made in the elimination of harmful substances in many products – such as formaldehyde in melamine boards.
All operating positions now have adjustable monitors and at least 25% of users work at adjustable workstations, allowing them to perform tasks in a seated or standing position. In addition, all operative task chairs are adjustable in height, depth and angle, perfectly adapting to each user.
At Actiu, at least 70% of workstations have direct access to natural light, with roller blinds controlling glare. The design of the environment ensures that there are no changes in light intensity between different rooms.
When it comes to thermal comfort, Actiu’s facilities have radiant heating and measurements are taken to verify that the temperature does not vary and that it is at the right level for optimum working conditions, as well as controlling humidity levels, which are kept between 30%-60%. Meeting and open areas are controlled by zoned thermostat systems that are accessible to all.
From a conceptual point of view, the interior design is based upon the principles of biophilic design, with the space featuring patterns of nature. Hence, Actiu has specified an extensive range of natural finishes, such as wood and soft colours.
The already existing interior gardens have been reinforced with ‘green corners’, while the windows enable natural light to flood into the space and provide great views of the outside world. Workstations have been organised in a more organic way, taking advantage of the shape of the furniture. Workstation surfaces have improved reflective capacity and communications, while physical activity benefits have been increased.
The result of this transformative process has been precisely that: employees who feel comfortable in the space they work in, who know that it has been designed for them, that it benefits their health and in which collaboration and communication between teams is not only more natural, but more efficient – a space that has a direct impact on people’s motivation and performance.