At some point, we’ve all struggled through a mundane day or two at the office.
New research has provided an insight into the possible reasons for this, revealing that the environment we work in has a big impact on how we function and how well we process information.
The study, which was published in the Environmental Health Perspectives Journal, found that green buildings have a positive effect on our cognitive function, meaning we’re better at taking in information.
Green buildings are those that are resource efficient and energy saving. This type of design is increasing in popularity now that the link between air quality and productivity has been recognised.
While we wait for our offices to be turned in to green resource machines, there are a number of small, biophilic-friendly steps we can take to keep productivity levels up: