The office spaces we inhabit have both physiological and psychological impacts on us. Because human beings have an innate need to connect with nature, introducing biophilic elements into our offices has a positive impact on both our wellbeing and energy. But it’s more than that. Research shows natural element offices improve blood flow, heart rate, and stress levels.
Because promoting employee wellbeing is a competitive advantage for employers, bringing the outdoors into the office is a key component to employee retention and the reduction of absenteeism. Employees report feeling rejuvenated and energized in biophilic spaces, and they’re inspired by the feel-good reaction plant life, natural lighting, and other natural elements in design present.