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UNDERSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE

Quality of Life is a central and evolving issue in many environments, from the workplace, to schools, to life in general. During the last decade, more and more companies, institutions, politicians and people have started to investigate how the quality of life of employees, clients and more generally citizens can be improved. Can an improved environment in hospitals affect patient recovery rates? Can employee incentives increase performance? These topics and the importance of quality of life as a driver of individual and collective progress remain to be explored. Join the discussion!

OECD Perspectives: Measuring Well-Being and Progress

Anthony Gooch, Director of Publics Affairs & Communications of the OECD. Prior to this he worked for the European Commission, heading the European Commission’s Media and Public Diplomacy operations first in the US (2003-2006) and in the UK (2006-2008).

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Defining Quality of Life: the issues of comparison

Andrew Clark, native of Great Britain, research Professor at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris School of economics and a research associate at the London School of Economics. His work has largely focused on the interface between psychology, sociology and economics; in particular, using job and life satisfaction scores, and other psychological indices, as proxy measures of utility.

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The impact of colors

Bernard Pepin, native of Canada is senior designer and color consultant. Since 1978, he has been interested in the influence of color on behavior and perception relative to the place’s vocation and the user’s mood. He is a member of the International Association of Colour, an organization based in England, which promotes the use of color for its therapeutic effects.

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Design in healthcare has the power to impact people at their most vulnerable

Can design contribute in a tangible way to creating a healing environment? Absolutely. Design in healthcare has the power to impact many people when they are at their most vulnerable, so it is important to think through the entire process of reducing stress and ensuring that the experience, whatever the pathology or condition, is as pleasant as possible for everyone involved. A healing environment is about much more than the design of a physical place. In fact, with the engagement of outreach and social media, the seeds for creating a healing environment are planted long before the patient actually arrives at a facility. It can begin with a phone call or a visit to a hospital w...

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Why
this project?

Sodexo has created the Quality of Life Observer website as a hub dedicated to the topic of Quality of Life. The site invites you to explore issues from a global or a local perspective, in sectors such as health-care, education or corporations.

Which
content?

Get the latest news and trends, from expert interviews to case studies and innovative initiatives, to in-depth articles and testimonials.

Which
contributors?

Quality of Life Observer is open to expert contributors and organizations proactively engaged in improving Quality of Life: they – you – are welcome to submit topics or contents to be published on this site, and to interact by commenting and sharing.

SODEXO AND OECD JOINING FORCES FOR A BETTER LIFE

What is a ‘Better Life’? The OECD, through its ongoing work with the government and businesses, has made considerable efforts to champion a way of thinking that places people’s well-being at the heart of economic growth. This emphasis on the importance of a “better life” as a key component of so...

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SODEXO AND OECD JOINING FORCES FOR A BETTER LIFE

What is a ‘Better Life’? The OECD, through its ongoing work with the government and businesses, has made considerable efforts to champion a way of thinking that places people’s well-being at the heart of economic growth. This emphasis on the importance of a “better life” as a key component of so...

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Michel Landel, Sodexo CEO

The new performance frontier

After examining the issue of growth and productivity gains, and recognizing the question of the environmental cost of our economic activity, the time has come to turn our attention to another area that is equally crucial: fostering a more human economy.  The current crisis has revealed the lim...

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The new performance frontier

After examining the issue of growth and productivity gains, and recognizing the question of the environmental cost of our economic activity, the time has come to turn our attention to another area that is equally crucial: fostering a more human economy.  The current crisis has revealed the lim...

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Quality of Life Observer by Sodexo

For example, can an improved environment in hospitals affect patient recovery rates? Or can employee incentives increase performance? The importance of quality of life remains to be explored as a driver of individual and collective progress. It is Sodexo’s belief that lasting value is only cre...

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Quality of Life Observer by Sodexo

For example, can an improved environment in hospitals affect patient recovery rates? Or can employee incentives increase performance? The importance of quality of life remains to be explored as a driver of individual and collective progress. It is Sodexo’s belief that lasting value is only cre...

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The Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life

Since 2009, the Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life has served as a resource to help the Group deepen its understanding of Quality of Life. It is founded on Sodexo’s conviction that improving Quality of Life leads to the progress of individuals and contributes to the performance of organizations. T...

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The Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life

Since 2009, the Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life has served as a resource to help the Group deepen its understanding of Quality of Life. It is founded on Sodexo’s conviction that improving Quality of Life leads to the progress of individuals and contributes to the performance of organizations. T...

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