However, many organisations invest in cost reduction strategies, as the benefits are often immediately apparent. Smarter companies understand that the best economic investment is in employee wellbeing and productivity. Even minuscule improvements to productivity can dramatically impact the bottom line.
...a direct connection to natural elements e.g. potted plants, water features, views to nature, fresh air circulation, living green walls and natural light.
...a connection to nature through objects, materials, colours e.g. pictures, building elements and furniture.
...consideration of spatial configurations to see beyond the immediate surroundings e.g. savana-like settings and elevated views with protected spaces.
Industries spanning a variety of sectors spend on average 112 times the amount of money on people as on energy costs in the workplace.
Businesses that reconnect their employees with nature through smart yet simple bio-design strategies are reaping the rewards, and report:
Reconnecting employees with nature is a smart financial strategy. Giving employee’s access to nature relieves stress, helps alleviate depression and nurtures their cognitive systems. Happy employees are productive employees.
Whether it’s the new Apple Park spaceship, or Google’s eco-dome or Amazons bio bubble, they all share one very common feature and that is their inherent connection to nature.When considering your next office move it makes fiscal sense to consider an HQ that reconnects your staff with nature.