How does the physical work environment affect employees?
The environment around us has a major impact on our happiness and is an important factor as we consider how to motivate staff to increase productivity. For example, a fascinating study recorded by Science Direct revealed how children perform around 16% better when the environment suits learning. The three key components appear to be:
- Naturalness: light, sound, temperature, air quality and links to nature.
- Individualisation: ownership, flexibility and connection.
- Stimulation (appropriate level of): complexity and colour.