It’s no secret that more and more people are spending more and more time indoors. It’s also true that more than fifty percent of global citizens live in urban – rather than rural – settings. Interacting with nature and the great outdoors, however, can improve well-being.
Nature has a calming affect on humans; it draws us in and can help recharge us. Because your employees spend so much time in the office, office designers are taking nature’s effects into consideration and are implementing elements of biophilia, which is the principle that humans are innately drawn to nature and that this connection improves our ability to thrive. Biophilia’s fundamental building blocks of design include emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being which incorporate specific factors of employment:
Some studies suggest that incorporating elements of nature into workspaces can significantly increase productivity and well-being.
Far from being a design trend, incorporating biophilia-related design elements can fundamentally enhance your employee’s vitality and productivity. Research reveals that incorporating nature into workspace design can promote healthier work environments that better nurture employees. Nature can encourage a peaceful mindset that reduces stress while invigorating creativity.
For many employees, offices have become dens of drudgery that cut them off from the revitalizing effects of nature. The drab boxlike aesthetic of many workspaces can send the unintended message that employees are toiling in a desert that’s barren of life-sustaining energy and vitality. You can do better. Incorporate biophilia’s design facets in creation of your peaceful office aesthetic:
Nature guides us; allow a professional office designer to guide your office toward nature’s soothing effects.
InterWork is here to help you discover the calming effects of biophilia. We have over three decades of experience helping employers like you re-imagine their offices. At InterWork, we have a vast selection of office furniture and design elements that embrace nature’s bounty and beauty. For professional help with your biophilia journey, give us a call at 800-821-3522 or send us an email through our online contact form today.