Many companies are beginning to incorporate biophilic design into the architecture and interior design of their offices. Biophilic design integrates natural elements such as plants, wood, stone and water into a setting to satisfy a deep human need for contact with nature.
Architects, facilities managers and company executives have recognized that interior design elements can have a significant impact on employee productivity and performance. Employers now understand that exposure to natural materials and light are beneficial to their employees’ physical and mental health, morale and productivity.
As workers spend more time in built environments, office spaces that incorporate biophilic design elements relieve stress and enhance creativity. Biophilic work environments are even viewed as helpful in attracting and retaining talent. Bringing Nature into the Office – Marlin Business Services Corp.