Landscape for the Workplace to Increase Productivity
Employee productivity is one of the most critical factors for a business to be successful and profitable. Most people are low in their Vitamin D levels and this can also affect your mood and productivity. Movement and exposure to sun (a great source of Vitamin D) increases happiness, self-esteem, and well-being. In turn, happiness, self-esteem, and well-being are linked to increases in productivity.
Some Landscaping spaces that encourage employees to get out of the office are the following: Patios give employees a place to dine outside, walking trails that offer an exercise opportunity on site, rooftop gardens and grilling stations promote healthy eating, and water features create a tranquil environment.
We know that hiring quality, talented workers is not easy. Retaining valued employees is a priority for businesses that recognize that people are their greatest asset. Companies gain a competitive advantage when they can offer outdoor spaces where employees can recharge, reflect, convene and create.
The photo below shows how one local employer enhanced their workplace by providing a courtyard and bicycle racks to encourage employees to get outside and move during the workday.