Standing desks, natural lighting, access to stairs all part of new Chicago office design
Improving workforce health is a top priority for The Vitality Group, part of the world’s longest-standing and largest incentive-based workplace health promotion and prevention program, and this mission starts with its most important asset – Vitality employees.
In moving to a brand new multi-level space as part of an office expansion, a healthy design was a critical objective and the new space includes:
- sit to standing desks for all employees
- collaborative areas
- walking stations
- kitchens with plenty of space to make, store, and eat healthy meals
- free healthy breakfasts offering nutritious foods and fresh fruit
- easy access to stairs
- natural lighting
- lounge/game room for employees to de-stress
- free onsite gym
“An environment that positively impacts the health and well-being of our employees was a key factor when embarking on our office expansion,” said Dr. Derek Yach, Chief Health Officer, Vitality. “Evidence shows that promoting activity during the workday, switching from sitting to standing for part of the day, and making healthy food the available option all contribute to better health outcomes and complement our personalized incentive programs.”
As of October 12, 2015, The Vitality Group will be located on the 19th and 20th floors of 200 West Monroe in Chicago.
The Vitality Group is a member of Discovery Ltd., a global financial services organization offering an incentive-based wellness program to employers as part of their benefits program. With a foundation based on actuarial science and behavioral economic theory, Vitality encourages changes in lifestyle that reduce healthcare costs, both in the short run and long term, by rewarding members for addressing their specific health issues. Vitality wellness programs serve companies in a wide range of sizes and industries, improving individuals’ health and well-being as well as employers’ bottom lines.
Vitality brings a global perspective through successful partnerships with large employers and best-in- class insurers around the world, in countries including the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, China, Singapore, and Australia. Additional information can be found at thevitalitygroup.com.