(Quartz) The productivity science behind biophilia is about much more than plants
- Posted on Dec 03, 2019 by Thomas Hudson
This article from Quartz (QZ.com) explores the idea that biophilic design – design which mimics nature or exposes people to nature in a literal way – is good for companies and their employees. It is capable of improving focus, productivity, and otherwise helps to reduce mental fatigue and increase employee emotional satisfaction.
As per the article, Americans spend 93% percent of their time indoors (home, commuting, work, etc.) and one third of their time at work. Despite those figures, humans have biophilia, meaning we have an innate need for contact with nature – it’s essentially to our wellbeing. In short, we’re in conflict.