How Entrepreneurs Can Bring Low-Budget Nature Into the Office to Increase Productivity
Let's look at low budget or zero budget investments to bring a little of outside nature into the work arena. One can simply bring a pet or a plant inside the office premises. If viable, you can make a wide view of any park or greenery from outside of the office.
If you are allergic to pets and plants and don’t have a greenery-filled view, you can add water and light reflections. The water movements and light reflections produce calming effects on the heart and help to keep us alert and active. So, nature and its atmosphere always help to affect our mental and physical health conditions. Adding a natural atmosphere inside on budget-friendly terms is a deal.
Adding a Natural Atmosphere to the Office
Here are some points that will help guide you to add nature and its effects inside your office:
- Use a net curtain to hang outside a window. This curtain will work in two ways; it will keep insects like mosquitoes and bees, etc. outside and will also help the fresh air and light to get inside the office. The patterns generated through the net will help you get the light pattern and reflections inside the office. The freshness that will come with the natural sunlight and fresh air will help you keep active and creative and to work more efficiently.
- If you can’t add natural plants inside your office, you can add a plant puppet inside your office that will add some green color, and it will give a soothing effect to your eyes. Or, if you have a balcony, terrace, or a space outside your window, you can also add the plant puppets or even natural plants outside so that you can have a refreshing view from your window while working. And the shadow of those plants and their movements will provide you with a feeling of plants as part of your office.
- The effect of light reflection on water and its effect inside the office that can make you feel on a bridge looking at the river or seawater etc. reflecting sunlight and provide a soothing feel to your heart and create alertness. For this, you can place a shallow tray containing water on the windowsill. The sunlight will be reflected and will provide a wind animated effect inside the office. You can also create this effect through a light source reflected on the water in the night. This will also help you to get a rainy effect through the artificial ripples’ projection.
When your employees return to work, make sure they are welcomed into a new natural environment that will hopefully see the productivity go through the roof and the benefactor will be your business.
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Adriana is a Journalist with a passion for reporting on business leadership, with a diverse interest in multiple industries.