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Smart
companies
use nature
for profit

Why Apple, Amazon and Google are reconnecting their employees with nature

More than 90% of a
company's operating
costs are linked to people

Financial losses related to
worker productivity can
account for up to 4%

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.

Productivity in the
workplace is improved
when there is...

...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.

Energy
reduction
is good...

...but productivity matters too

Industries spanning a variety of sectors spend on average 112 times the amount of money on people as on energy costs in the workplace.

1%

A 1% INCREASE IN STAFF PRODUCTIVITY CAN HAVE A LARGER FINANCIAL BENEFIT FOR MOST ORGANISATIONS THAN A 50% REDUCTION IN ENERGY USE.


Reduce employee
absenteeism

SICKNESS ABSENCE WAS AN AVERAGE OF 2.8% OF WORKING TIME PER ANNUM, OR 6.5 DAYS PER EMPLOYEE, DURING 2014

£16bn

SICKNESS ABSENCE COSTS EMPLOYERS AN AVERAGE OF £16 BILLION PER ANNUM

10% OF EMPLOYEE ABSENCES CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO ARCHITECTURE WITH NO CONNECTION TO NATURE


The love of life

for profit


Businesses that reconnect their employees with nature through smart yet simple bio-design strategies are reaping the rewards, and report:

15% higher level of wellbeing

6% higher level of productivity

15% higher level of creativity


Your next

office move

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.