Have you ever wondered why nature landscapes are popular choices as screen backgrounds or even screen savers? It’s because nature has a healing and remedial effect, especially while your working.
Research has proven that access to outdoor views, fresh air and plants improves employee well-being.
If you’re looking around your office and notice the lack of mother nature , it might be worthwhile to point out that integrating natural elements into the workplace isn’t simply an aesthetic move – it has economic benefits too.
Contact with nature has been shown to reduce absenteeism and improves employee productivity and retention.
Up until recently, biophilia, has been somewhat overlooked in commercial design. These days, hospitals, schools and workplaces around the world are starting to incorporate natural elements into their design.
Want to champion biophilia in your office? Here are some changes your workplace can make.
QUE THE PLANTS!
Let’s face it, a workplace that has no touch of fauna is dull and dreary. Green is considered to be a welcoming and trustworthy colour. Why not spruce up your reception area or waiting room with some greenery? Or how about adding some wall art and a nice plant or two to your bathrooms? Plants especially can make a usually drab scene appear livelier and more inviting. Adding plants to the workplace is also a great way to filter indoor air pollution,reduce stress, and muffle noise. You can go as simple as potted plants for employee desks all the way up to beautiful living walls.