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The office is a working environment with many physical and psychological demands, challenges, and stresses which have a long-term effect on the person working in an office. These demands, challenges, and stresses in offices can cause psychological problems and physical ailments.
A meticulous and holistic design of the working environment, however, can promote creativeness and significantly contribute to the wellbeing of body and mind. This design also promotes productivity and innovation.
We direct our attention to the basic principles and contexts. This facilitates the generation of additional possibilities by means of integral individual office planning. Creative ideas and concepts of interior designers and architects and their effect on the health and capability of the individual and the entire team can be analyzed in advance using the Vital-Office® Concept.
Only an integral design of work environments adapts work to man: It promotes wellbeing, development of personality, the development of creativity and authenticity, health and consequently, capability.
Therefore, concepts are sought which understand the office workplace as an integral system and subject all the interlinked areas to an analysis, meeting the needs of people.
Dr. Hans-Dieter Schat 5
Dr. Jürgen Kuske 10
Sabine Freutsmiedl 13
1. Office optimization 18
1.1 Why good office design is so important? 18
1.2 Efficiency and Creativity 23
1.3 Creative workplace design 28
1.4 Intelligent design and geometry 36
1.5 Security and Privacy 40
2. Colors 45
2.1 Colors - the easiest way to create a good mood 45
2.2 The effect of colors 46
3. The 4 worlds 57
3.1 Layers of perception 57
4. Ergonomics 60
4.1 What is ergonomics? 60
4.2 Stress load model 61
4.3 Ergonomic polarity 61
4.4 Branches of Ergonomics 62
4.5 Hygiene, comfort and personal appreciation 62
5. Feng Shui 65
5.1 Room psychology - the Feng Shui principle 66
5.2 Thinking pattern 67
5.3 Modern Physics 69
5.4 Yin and Yang 70
5.5 Live energy Qi 71
6. FAQ 74
6.1 What is especially important with a Vital-Office® design
from the Feng Shui viewpoint? 74
6.2 Vital-Office also produces office furniture 76
7. Conclusions: 78
8. Biografie 80
Peter Jordan 80
9. References 82