A 13% higher-level of well-being was reported by workers in environments with natural elements such as greenery and sunlight “At work, when we focus our attention on a demanding task, factors in our environment that disrupt us can lead to mental fatigue. However, workspaces that incorporate nature provide more tranquil settings that allow for more effortless attention that is less mentally draining and may indeed restore – rather than deplete – our mental capacity.In academia, this is referred to as Attention Restoration Theory, which posits that viewing and experiencing nature engages a different part of the brain from that used in high attentional focus. It is therefore concluded that environments dominated by elements of nature are thought to be more beneficial to the individual. This point emphasizes the impact of nature on our cognitive capabilities, suggesting that by providing natural contact within the workspace, organizations can ensure consistent levels of job performance within their workforce.”
Some of the summary findings include:
- Those who worked in offices that provided natural light, live plants, and indoor and outdoor green space reported significantly higher levels of productivity across the globe.
- Greenery in the office, such as plants and green walls, was associated with higher levels of creativity.
- An absence of greenery both within the workspace and in the immediate outdoor environment was associated with higher levels of employee stress.
- Workspaces where individuals had no natural light or greenery report higher levels of sickness
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