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Getting to a Brain-Healthy Workplace

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HKS Architects

Susan Chung, Casey Lindberg, Elizabeth Fallon, Upali Nanda and Kate Davis


This report, authored by leaders at HKS Architects, shares findings from an employee study evaluating the efficacy of brain-healthy strategies in the workplace, as measured by the BrainHealth Index.


"We determined seven key findings from our year-long study. Some corroborate past studies—such as the growing need to address distractions and multitasking. At the same time, others contribute new elements to discussions on mental health.
These critical observations suggest how strategies can help broader populations assuage the challenges of living in the digital age, such as 1) the brain's adaptability; 2) the frequency of distractions; 3) the relationship between multitasking, effectiveness and burnout; 4) considerations for effective workspaces; 5) practices for healthy habit formation; 6) how in-person work promotes team building; and 7) the need to strengthen connections to larger communities.Read the full report at HKS

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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Chief Director Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project


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