News & Publications: Workplace Strategy

Suddenly working at home due to concerns about coronavirus? Leigh Stringer shares helpful tips on how to set up a healthy and productive workplace at home to ease the transition to working remotely. More

One of our core values is finding inspiration. We get it from each other, from our clients, and sometimes from places we don’t expect. To celebrate this, our DC office has launched a speaker series: People with Impact. More

EYP workplace expert Leigh Stringer contributes her expertise to a Wall Street Journal article exploring the various distractions and unforeseen consequences of open-plan workspaces. 

December 17, 2018

Metropolis Think Tank

A Metropolis Think Tank at EYP's Washington, DC office explored how data can inform design thinking. Their recent article shares the thoughts from the panel discussion.

USA Today profiles how Leigh's expertise supported LL Bean's campaign, Be an Outsider at Work and the accompanying research initiative, demonstrating the many health and wellness benefits of working outdoors and how it can be normalized.

Leigh Stringer gives a synopsis of her research into outdoor workplaces with the Mind Body Green news website.

April 12, 2018

The People Have Spoken

EYP's Atlanta office wins AIA Georgia's Peoples Choice Award

How does your organization measure health and human performance? Well, the answer might vary depending on who you ask, but new tools and methods are taking a more comprehensive and objective approach to the study. More

EYP's Leigh Stringer is one of the experts quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, "Why You Can't Concentrate at Work." “Visual noise,” activity or movement around the edges of an employee's field of vision, is disruptive to analytical thinking and creativity. Experts weigh in on why visual noise has become an issue for many workers and shares examples of how some firms are dialing down distractions so their employees can better concentrate on their jobs. Successful tactics include modifying work station layouts; using plants to create green “walls”; and establishing quiet buffer zones between work spaces. Leigh offers her perspective on visibility's impact on employees. "Being visible to bosses and colleagues can make workers in some jobs feel pressured to conform to others’ expectations. If employees default to keeping their heads down and typing on their computers to look busy, rather than taking time to reflect or brainstorming with others, innovation or analytical work may suffer."

Can healthcare facilities promote patient and staff wellness while also engaging with the community and incorporating other sustainability principles? Thanks to organizations like Planetree and the Urban Land Institute's Health Places Initiatives, there is a growing awareness of the link between design and well-being. In this article from Medical Construction & Design, Tushar and Laurie provide snapshots of current buildings and features that address these issues, all while applying the latest techniques for infection control.