Numerous experts are now supporting the claim that going green is the best way to encourage employees to be more productive and efficient. Greenery can stimulate your employees’ creativity and bring up productivity levels throughout the office. Not to mention, it’s the easiest way to make employees feel calmer and happier, too.
A Greener Workplace Is More Productive
In fact, the image of greenery alone already shows a positive impact. According to one study done in Amsterdam, people who were shown photos of natural environments were able to perform 15 percent better at a certain game compared to those who were shown photos of urban environments. At the same time, a study from Exeter University found that employees working around a ‘green’ office appear to be 15 percent more productive than those without access to any green surroundings.
Experts also say that the color green helps workers remain calm and become efficient at the same time. Not to mention, it doesn’t cause eye fatigue so that the color is always a welcome sight.
That said, you don’t necessarily have to turn to natural grass to go green. After all, that option may prove to be costly with all the mowing and watering that it will require on a regular basis. Instead, go ahead and have artificial grass installed around your office space. This way, you get the lush, green area you want without having to worry about major maintenance. This kind of grass will stay nice and green the entire year so that coming to work would not feel gloomy even in winter.
For an office building, there are a number of ways that you can utilize artificial grass. Just to give you some inspiration, here are some design ideas that you can easily adapt around your workplace.
Build Your Own Park
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a green outdoor space where your employees can just lounge around and relax for a bit? It can also become an area where they could work if they need a change in scenery. All they have to do is spread a blanket and bring their laptop along.
Install A Putting Green
During break times, you can encourage employees to become more active by setting up a little putting green outside the office. This way, they can play a few rounds when they’re free. It’s a great way for everyone in the office in to get to know each other better and boost office harmony.
Consider Creating A Sky Porch
If you have a big rooftop space, you can always cover it with some artificial grass and create a lush outdoor lounge. Use this space to hold meetings or even host small parties where everyone in the office can socialize over a few drinks.
Take note of these ideas as you figure out how to make your office space a lot greener. Go over your plans with landscaping experts so they can give valuable design inputs. Whatever you do, just don’t wait too long before seeing your green designs come to life. After all, wouldn’t it be better if everyone in your office starts becoming happier and more productive sooner rather than later?
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