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About this course

Kirsten Ritchie identifies 10 key health and happiness attributes prevalent in the workplace that affect personal productivity and, ultimately, the fiscal bottom line of a business.

Kirsten provides suggestions for “Well Being Design” interventions, used for creating both physically and mentally healthy spaces.

You'll learn about how activity, water + nutrition, healthy air, interaction with nature, sensory environment, acoustics, lighting, ergonomics, user control, and motivation and nudges effect the health issues of employees.

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Course outline

1 module • 3 assignments • 6 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 1 assignments
Watch Kirsten Ritchie's "Happy at Work" Lecture

Watch as Kirsten outlines 10 key design interventions for a healthier and happier workplace.

  • Watch "Happy at Work" (06:00 minutes)


  • Kirsten Ritchie

    Principal | Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler
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    Kirsten Ritchie is Principal/Director of Sustainable Design, Asia/Pacific Region, for Gensler, a global architecture and design firm. In this role she serves as one of the firms leading sustainability ambassadors and evangelists, engaging staff, clients and the public on innovative and sustainable design, construction and operational thinking. She is an accomplished... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
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Is there a certificate of completion?
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Can I register multiple people?
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Based on 42 reviews
students have taken this course

Happy at work

Nitesh Gurjar

Work Life Balance was focused. Good

Dr Sumathi Premkumar

Happy at work and how interventions are handled, everything clearly dealt in this course

Dr Premkumar Krishnamoorthi

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