J&J Human Performance Institute opens new global HQ

By Emily Bader
New Brunswick | Mar 5, 2019 at 11:11 am

Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute announced Tuesday it will open a new global headquarters in Florida.

The new campus, located at Lake Nona Medical City in Orlando, will blend “design thinking with the science of human performance in a holistic, multisensory approach” for companies and individuals to learn through courses how to handle stress and improve wellbeing.

“The short, but intensive experiences we offer at Human Performance Institute have been clinically proven to elevate wellbeing by inspiring purposeful living and fostering sustained improvements in participants’ energy levels,” Lowinn Kibbey, global head of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, said.

Johnson & Johnson has been a part of the Orlando community since the 1990s when it opened it first Human Performance Institute.

“Based on decades of research, results and insights, and true to Human Performance Institute’s purpose, the redesigned experience reflects the particular combination of ‘grace’ and ‘guts’ we recognize is needed to unleash human potential and achieve peak performance,” Ernesto Quinteros, chief strategic design officer at Johnson & Johnson. “Throughout the new global headquarters, we have employed a holistic, multisensory design approach that sets intention, hones focus and creates meaningful experiences that promote behavior change, which our participants can call upon even after they leave the facility.”

The new LEED-certified training and research facility will have floor to ceiling windows, curated scents and sound inspiration, a large fitness center, interactive reflections (like a mindfulness walking path), and more.

“As technology continues to blur the lines between our personal and professional lives, it will be more important than ever for organizations to treat corporate wellbeing as a business imperative,” Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte, said. “Employees bring their best selves to work when they feel energized and supported by their organizations, and this is achieved when companies create a wellbeing culture that evolves with the needs of its people.”

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