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A recent article, 6 Ways Nature Helps You Get More Out of Your Employees  by Rieva Lesonsky shows how people whose workplaces have a touch of nature are more efficient and feel happier at work.. This can include things such as natural light, greenery and outdoor views. Nature has a soothing effect on people, helping them manage everyday stress and maintain their work performance.

Here are four tips to bring more of nature into your home office, coworking space or team office space.

  1. Use indoor plants

Adding bright colors (green, yellow or blue) and indoor, ornamental plants in your workplace can give you and your staff an energy boost from the moment you walk in the door. Good vibes will help you start your busy day.

  1. Use natural lighting

Studies suggest that natural lighting is the most desired feature in office design. Employees with window views are prone to spending more time at the office each week than employees without windows.

Think of how you can renovate your office to bring in more natural light.  For instance, relocate common areas near the windows or remove curtains or window blinds that obstruct natural light. You can use artificial lighting that has the components of natural light if your office doesn’t have windows.

  1. Use natural colors

Natural colors particularly, white, yellow, browns, greens and blues improve efficiency, exuberance, enthusiasm and creativity. Using pale natural shades help people relax and focus, while brighter shades can boost them for creative work group tasks. Never, never use gray— it consumes energy  and creativity and increases stress levels.

  1. Fake It Till You Make It

While it’s not as effective as the real thing, a workplace that has no touch of nature at all is boring. Adding landscape/seascape photographs or artwork, or nature inspired wallpapers can boost employee happiness and productivity.

Conclusion

Follow these tips to bring “life” in the workplace and get a more dynamic, productive and happier workforce. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of businesses looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.

 

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