There have been countless studies undertaken in recent years about the positives of having more greenery in the workplace. Humans have a natural desire to be connected with nature – we are all children of nature after all; humans and plants. This innate feeling has been dubbed ‘biophilia’ by scientists and it is affecting office design in a massive way.
A connection with nature, through office design
Being separate from the outside world, the workplace seals us off from that natural connection and instead creates an environment that is different from what we’re used to. Whilst in a way this helps to draw a line that the office ‘is a place of work’, that line does not have to be so bold – work often can cause stress, even sickness and pain; who wants to be reminded of that every day?
Would it not be better if that line was more fluid, allowing elements from the outside world, the environment where we feel comfortable and at peace, to enter? By introducing such an office design, a business can benefit immensely; in this blog, we’re going to look at how.