The Benefits of Biophilic Design in the Workplace
If you want to enhance productivity in the workplace then you need to ensure that you create the perfect environment. A healthy working environment enhances the health of the workforce as well as morale and productivity but how do you achieve it?
It has been found that sitting around for long periods of time can cause health problems. As a result, standing desks are being touted as an alternative. You can still sit at them but they can also be used standing up. This can help employees to remain active.
It’s imperative that you create a balanced work environment that creates a space that is positive. The space has to be comfortable, inspirational while offering space to collaborate but also seek solace when they need space to concentrate.
The air in many office spaces can become stale, especially when it is being re-circulated by air conditioning systems. This can lead to illnesses and so, introducing plants can help to create a healthier environment which means that the air will be purer. Along with this, plants can help to brighten space, creating a calming effect and helping to enhance the mood of the workforce. The plants should be green and leafy but make sure you strike up a balance.
Occupational allergies are a problem in the workplace and that is all down to the bad air. While plants can help, you can opt to install air purifiers that can help to purify the air. They have a HEPA filter too, which means that they can help to remove allergens and dirt, creating a healthier environment for all.
It has been found that the colour of an office can significantly influence the way in which employees feel. However, it has been found that the colour green can improve the way in which the workforce feel. This hasn’t got to be the colour of the walls as that could prove a challenge but you can add screens, accessories, wall panels and even art. The introduction of green will create a calm environment, giving staff the ability to feel at ease while still having the ability to remain productive.
Naturally, work desks and work areas can become rather subdued, regardless of how much you attempt to improve it. You can implement excellent design and comfortable furniture but allowing staff to improve it and add their own personal touch can make a difference. It’s not about allowing them to completely overhaul the look but it is about allowing them to make their own stamp. Creating that area or space that is personal to them can help them feel comfortable in the working environment. It’s a simple solution but one that can have a significant impact.
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