Posted: August 14, 2018 |
Everywhere you turn, health and fitness messages surround you. Your Fitbit tracks your daily steps. Your cafe latte tells you how many calories you’re drinking. Your social media feed challenges you to join the latest fitness craze. And that’s all before 9 a.m. on most days.
As you walk into your office, do you stop to assess the health of your building and its myriad of offices? Or, think about the health of the employees that keep your company humming along? Like many, you probably haven’t, but it’s time that you do. You’ll be amazed and gratified to find what bringing nature and plants indoors will do to enhance the mood and productivity of your employees; not to mention your bottom line.
Posted: August 6, 2018 |
What color do you think of when you think of your office? Is it green? If not, your office may need to take a look at the WELL Building Standard. Plants and natural elements can drastically improve a work space. By including live plants in your office space, the mental and psychological health of your employees is destined to improve.
Although some spaces need critical upgrades, others just require a new look at the space through the WELL Building Standard mindset. One of the easiest improvements that can be made to an office space is adding colorful and creative plants.
Among these unique plants are cacti!....
Posted: July 24, 2018 |
Biophilic design is taking the commercial building interior design world by storm and it’s a trend that’s here to stay. It revolves around bringing nature indoors to calm and inspire building inhabitants and visitors.
On the surface, it may seem simple, idealistic or a fad to appease today’s workforce. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth as, increasingly, commercial buildings are becoming greener around the world.
Posted: July 17, 2018 |
We’ve been sharing the many benefits of the WELL Building Standard which furthers the idea that employees favor working – and generally being around – a natural or nature-based setting over stark, drab interiors made of cement and other hardscape materials that dominated design thinking of years past.
Simply put, adding plants into the workplace significantly reduces stress, health concerns and employee absences. And it’s not just a trend or fad; there’s overwhelming research to support it. Studies clearly show that employees respond to natural interior break-out workspaces, and social spaces leading to improved concentration, confidentiality, collaboration and creativity.
Posted: July 10, 2018 |
Returning to the office after a weekend of outdoor activities surrounded by trees and green space can be a bummer. Particularly if the office is comprised of drab divider walls and stark interior colors. Such a reality can have a short- and long-term negative impact on office employees or hotel guests as people are naturally attracted to designs, interiors and every day spaces that make nature and plants a key focus. Believe it. Indoor spaces can be designed to improve and positively impact the mood, nutrition, fitness and productivity of employees, guests or just about anyone visiting your site.