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How Workplace Aesthetics Impact Productivity

A study of the relationship between good office design and its effect on employees

Over the past 20 years, the modern office has gone through a series of evolutions. The early 2000s saw the death of the cubicle and the rise of open floor plans, and 2015 brought waves of ping pong and foosball tables to offices around the world. While office trends come and go, one thing that doesn't change is the impact the office environment has on employee health and well-being.

A quality workspace design leads to a less stressful and more productive atmosphere. It is essential that employers take into account the physical work environment of employees, employees need to feel comfortable and calm in their physical work environments to perform better work.



Office design is a very valuable business investment; There is even an international organization that has established requirements for creating productive and comfortable indoor environments. WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) is the leading standard for buildings, interior spaces, and communities seeking to implement, validate, and measure features that support and promote human health and well-being. Administered by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBITM) and certified by Green Business Certification Inc., the WELL Building Standard is the first standard to focus on human health and well-being in building design, construction, and operations. According to IWBITM, workplace design that takes into account air quality, lighting, views of nature, and overall interior layout can have a significant impact on employee health, satisfaction, well-being, and productivity staff.

It is possible to make your workspace, whether at home or in the office, more beautiful and meaningful by following a few tips:

Incorporate purchased or homemade art. It has been shown to increase productivity, reduce stress, and improve well-being.



Decorate with plants, flowers, or other forms of nature. Natural environments help reduce stress, admire beauty, and gain perspective.

Listen to music. A recent survey noted that listening to music gives most people a great sense of accomplishment and purpose, more than assigned responsibilities.



Activate your sense of smell. Lighting a candle a diffuser, or smelling the flowers you bought can inspire joy and allow you to do it more easily.

It is often said that life feels fuller when you pause to watch a beautiful sunset, explore the hall of a museum, or stroll the cobblestone streets of an ancient city. What is referred to here is the intrinsic and extrinsic charm of the deep and diverse life in which the human being exists, rather than the superficial definition of 'beauty' portrayed by magazines or the media. By incorporating more of this into the daily environment, it is possible to effortlessly add additional happiness and meaning to the daily work.



Employee satisfaction and motivation are two key factors that affect productivity; It is natural for humans to be intrinsically attracted to things that provide a sense of art, tranquility, satisfaction, and happiness.

It is important that a workspace reflects the company's values and brand. This is particularly crucial if there are meetings with clients or potential clients taking place in the office. A lively, well-lit workspace can showcase the professionalism and efficiency of the organization.



Demonstrating a commitment to a positive work environment can attract the right talent and create a positive company image for all stakeholders.

It's really important for companies to create work environments that are intentionally designed with their employees in mind. Studies have shown that when employees work in well-designed, carefully laid out spaces, they tend to feel more motivated, satisfied with their work, and productive. That's why many companies take interior design into account when renting meeting, conference, or workspace spaces. It's amazing what a difference a well-designed space can make!