Environmental level - Creating healthy worksites
Environmental level intervention aims to modify working environments to make selection of health-promoting alternatives and behaviour easier. The environmental modifications are based on nudging and deal with non-conscious, automatic processes of behaviour. Nudging or ‘choice architecture’ refers to strategic changes in the environment that are anticipated to alter people’s behaviour in a predictable way, without forbidding any options or significantly changing their economic incentives.
We have developed a toolbox of approximately 50 nudges that are designed to support healthy food choices, engagement in physical activity, and recovery from work-induced stress or strain during working hours. All nudges in the toolbox are based on behavioral insights on human behavior, scientific evidence as well as information gathered from interviews and workshops conducted with employers on the challenges and needs related to health promotion at the workplaces. All the nudges of the toolbox do also support the contents of TinyHabit Web application and group counseling of the individual level intervention.