It’s true – mother nature can make your firm more successful.
There is a theory that, by incorporating nature into your daily life, you will improve workplace performance. The theory is tied to the hypothesis of Biophilia – an idea that suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. According to studies, incorporating elements of nature, even through artificial means, can improve well-being significantly. It decreases stress and increases the release of dopamine in the brain. This positive stimulation creates a sense of happiness and employees are more inclined to want to be at work.
So, it would seem that bringing nature into the workplace on the daily can make you and your legal staff happier and more productive workers.
Could you ask for anything more?
Also, Biophilic design contributes to a greater sense of sustainability and will push you and your employees to be ever mindful of our planet.
When we are connected to Mother Nature – the greatest mother of all – we care about what happens to her.
This will urge firms to be more renewable and embrace a system that maintains cleanliness in the office (i.e. far less paperwork to sift through) and supports our environment.
Examples of Biophilic design include:
- Wide windows that provide plenty of natural light and a connection to the sun
- Areas of “shade” that provide breaks from too much sunlight
- Nature sounds, such as falling rain or wind in the trees
- Aged wood with a noticeable patina
- Rocks and geodes assembled in a natural formation
- Mathematical patterns – such as fractals – in simple variations (not too overbearing)
- Natural or artificial plants in designated areas
Try incorporating a few (or all) of these elements into your office and see if it improves your workflow and productivity. At the very least, being surrounded by natural elements will provide a sense of calm and serenity as you work, which can lead to better concentration and improved cognition.
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