Global Study Connects Productivity and Well Being to Design

The Human Spaces report into the Global Impact of Biophilic Design in the Workplace, commissioned by the global modular flooring experts of Interface and led by renowned organizational psychologist Professor Sir Cary Cooper, has revealed that employees who work in environments with natural elements report a 15% higher level of well-being, are 6% more productive and 15% more creative overall.

The Human Spaces global study of 7,600 office workers from 16 countries, examined the impact of the physical office environment on employee well being. It concluded that office design was so important to workers that a third (33%) of global respondents stated it would unequivocally affect their decision whether or not to work somewhere. Incredibly, design was even more vital in India (67%), Indonesia (62%) and the Philippines (60%) where two thirds of office workers were significantly influenced by workplace design. 

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