“Architects & designers have a greater impact to public health than medical professionals.” says Dr. Claudia Miller, UT School of Medicine. Our environment has a major impact on our well being, productivity, happiness and health. There are so many great stats on the impact our built environment has on our wellness. Even a single plant can increase creativity and relieve stress. Some studies reveal:
- Employees with windows sleep 46 minutes longer per night than their windowless colleagues.
- Poor storage and filing space can frustrate employees and waste time.
- For team collaboration, areas with systems and furniture that allow employees to easily communicate with each other can save time and increase productivity.
- Comfortable and ergonomic office furniture can reduce pain and injuries in employees, which can lead to more production, happiness with less downtime.